I bought some sorghum today. I don’t say that phrase too often. In fact, I have never said that before!
Have you heard of sorghum? Sorghum is a gluten free grain that originated in Africa. It’s a hearty grain, somewhat chewy, that can be made into a grainy salad mixture.
When I first laid my eyes on sorghum it was at a gluten conference and the vendor was selling popped sorghum. In fact, sorghum can be popped like popcorn. Today, I chose to cook it in a brown paper bag 1/4 cup for about 1 1/2 minutes in the microwave. (timing varies depending on your microwave)
Popped sorghum tastes just like popcorn but it’s much smaller. Actually, it’s quite cute. 🙂
Here it is, next to popped corn!
Since corn allergies are not so uncommon these days….sorghum makes a nice alternative to traditionally made popcorn.
So in addition to popping sorghum today (sounds like maybe I have too much time on my hands, huh?), I whipped up a sorghum salad too. Hey, what the heck.
This is based on the recipe right on the Bob’s Red Mill bag a curried sorghum salad.
As usual, I did play around with a few ingredients, but really not too many. I really like the texture of the salad, but honestly was not a big fan of the curry mixture. I definitely will try sorghum again, and I hope you will give it a go too.
Sorghum is lower in FODMAPs than spelt but has more FODMAPs than quinoa–so enjoy but don’t eat a huge amount at one sitting. The texture reminds me a bit of Israeli Couscous- so if you have a favorite couscous recipe trying substituting sorghum.
So stand by, I will try my hands at sorghum salad again….and will most definitely have a recipe to share for you!
7 replies on “Popped Sorghum“
Have you tried popped amaranth yet? I got popping one night with both of these grains, it was quite fun! Next on my list is to make something similar to your sorghum salad, thanks for sharing!
Oh my goodness amaranth must make the littlest puffs….I have not tried yet… 🙂
They sure are itty bitty little puffs … but they make for a great alternative to cereal!
I had no idea you could pop Sorghum! I haven’t bought any (have been experimenting with a variety of gluten free grains and such), but I may have to consider this if I can do some popcorn type snacking!
I’m Gluten Free and allergic to corn so I’ve been getting Popped Sorghum from a company called Mini Pops. They’ve actually got non-corn Kettle Corn from sorghum! It’s actually also quite high in antioxidants. myminipops.com is their site
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