Rinse all grains before cooking, especially quinoa, which has a bitter coating. Combine with cold liquid (water or broth), bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until tender. Cooking times listed here are general guidelines; test for doneness.
Grain (1 cup)
Top a bed of cooked amaranth and brown rice with your favorite tofu and vegetable stir-fry.
Pearl, 30–40 minutes; hulled, 50–60 minutes
Stir cooked barley into vegetable soup with carrots, mushrooms, and Swiss chard.