Discovering Ancient Grains: What is Sorghum?

| 5/23/2013 12:47:00 PM

discover sorghumSorghum originated in Africa thousands of years ago, and then spread through the Middle East and Asia via ancient trade routes, travelling to the Arabian Peninsula, India and China along the Silk Road. Today sorghum remains a staple food in India and Africa, yet it is still relatively unknown in many parts of the world. The hearty, chewy texture of whole grain sorghum is perfect for pilafs and cold salads. For a healthy high-fiber snack, pop sorghum grain like popcorn.

Curry Carrot Salad Recipe

This salad combines chewy sorghum with savory, sweet and spicy flavors for a perfect balance of tastes and textures.

Curry Carrot Salad 

• 1 cup sorghum
• 3 cups water
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup coconut milk
• 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
• 2 tablespoons curry powder
• 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
• 2 cups shredded carrots
• 1/2 cup raisins
• 1/4 cup chopped green onion

1. Prepare sorghum according to basic cooking instructions.

2. Combine coconut milk, rice vinegar, curry powder and chili powder in a large bowl. Place sorghum, carrots, raisins and onions in the bowl with the dressing and toss to combine.