Popped sorghum is a popular treat in India. These cute little puffs of whole grain are high in fiber and protein and a fun alternative to traditional popcorn. Sorghum is a gluten-free whole grain with a hearty, chewy texture. It can also be cooked, like rice, and used in pilafs, soups and salads. You can find sorghum in specialty supermarkets or order online at Bob’s Red Mill.
1/4 cup of sorghum
Place sorghum in a small paper bag. Fold down to close and place folded-side down in the microwave. Microwave and microwave for about 2 1/2 minutes or until there is more than 5 seconds between pops. Sprinkle lightly with salt, Parmesan cheese, your choice of spices or nothing at all. 1 serving.
Nutrition Note: 1/4 cup of sorghum makes about 3 cups of popped sorghum which is 1 serving. Each serving contains 8 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein with about the same amount of calories as popcorn (without the butter).