Ginger-Pear Amaranth Porridge

Delicious Detox Cookbook


¾ cup (185mL) amaranth

¼ teaspoon (1mL) sea salt

1¼ cups (310mL) water

1 small pear, diced

¼ cup (60mL) walnut halves

1 teaspoon (5mL) peeled and grated fresh ginger root

¼ teaspoon (1mL) vanilla extract

½ teaspoon (2mL) cinnamon

¼ cup (60mL) unsweetened rice or almond milk


1. Rinse the amaranth in a saucepan and drain as much water as you can. Using a sieve will not work with this tiny, fine grain.

2. Put the amaranth, salt, and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, uncovered, over high heat. This should take about 3 minutes.

3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until almost all the water is absorbed.

4. Stir in the pear, walnuts, gingerroot, vanilla, cinnamon, and milk and simmer, covered, for another 5 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes more before serving

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