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Active time
5 minutes
Total time
20 minutes
4 servings
Serving Size
1/4 recipe

1 cup whole grain amaranth

3 cups water

Salt, to taste

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar

3 tablespoons cream cheese


  1. Combine the water and salt in a large pot and cover with a lid. Bring to a boil. Add whole grain amaranth, cover pot and reduce burner to its lowest setting. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until the water is completely absorbed. 
  2. Turn off heat, add in the cheddar and cream cheese. Stir well until melted. 

Optional Toppings: red pepper flakes, sweet and spicy green apple salsa, broccoli or other steamed veggies, grilled shrimp. 

Recipe and photo courtesy of OrganicGrains.com.


Calories: 330
Total Fat: 17g
Saturated Fat: 8g
Sodium: 220mg
Carbohydrate: 33g
Total Sugar: 1g
Added Sugar 0g
Fiber: 3g
Protein: 14g

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1/4 recipe

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