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WHOLE GRAIN SIDE (AND MAIN) DISHES
Celebrate spring with a creamy whole-grain risotto that showcases spring vegetables! Farro is an ancient variety of wheat called emmer. With its nutty flavor, fast cooking time, and creamy consistency, it makes an excellent whole-grain substitute for white Arborio rice in a comforting risotto. This dish may have a reputation for being difficult and labor intensive, but risotto is actually a pretty easy way to get a healthy, one-pot meal on the table. There is no need to chain yourself to the stove while you make risotto; just keep an eye on the pot to make sure it doesn’t dry out completely and stir regularly.
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This hearty yet refreshing salad is perfect for potlucks, picnics and backyard barbecues. It provides the benefits whole grains and lots of colorful vegetables in one dish and requires no last-minute preparation. The base of the salad is quinoa, which although it is treated like a grain, is actually a seed. It is gluten-free and it supplies complete protein, as well as magnesium and fiber. Quinoa has a delicate, nutty flavor and cooks in less than 20 minutes. You can find it in natural foods stores and many supermarkets.
You are probably most familiar with wheat in the form of flour, but wheat berries, which are the whole unprocessed kernels of wheat, are a tasty and highly nutritious ingredient for cooking. They have a delightful nutty flavor and chewy texture. This festive salad is perfect for holiday celebrations and potlucks. It is also practical because it keeps well. Wheat berries can be found in well stocked supermarkets and in the bulk section of natural foods stores.