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Freekeh With Chicken Livers Recipe

Tender, silky chicken liver made Egyptian style
May 21, 2015 3:00 pm
freekeh with chicken livers recipe

Chef-author Suzanne Zeidy’s recent cookbook, Cairo Kitchen, which bears the name of her Cairo restaurant, is more than just a colorful collection of recipes — it’s a slice of history. Learn the stories behind some of Egypt’s most beloved home-cooked dishes, street food and more. If you thought you loved chicken livers, wait til you pair them with freekeh, a delicious ancient grain. 

13 Ways To Eat Whole Grains For Dinner Tonight

Great grains! Quinoa, farro, wheat, teff and more.
Jan 16, 2015 12:00 pm

Earlier this week we filed a story that detailed 9 important whole grains to know — and, ideally, cook with as much as possible. We're talking about grains like millet, buckwheat and teff. We figured after dropping all of that knowledge, we should tell you how to actually cook with it. We scoured our recipes database for 13 good ones. 

15 Rice Recipes Off The Beaten Path

Time for rice around the world! Ready...go!
Jan 14, 2015 2:30 pm

Here's the thing(s) about rice: everyone loves it, nobody's allergic to it and there are at least a million ways to spin it — 20 of which we've listed right here. If you can name an ethnicity, it's almost guaranteed to have a rice dish you'll want to try. From Latin America to India and Asia, there's rice love to be shared. Oh, and those pork belly rice balls? Amazing. 

Superfood Of Summer: 9 Healthy Quinoa Recipes

Added bonus: quinoa is also super...delicious!
Jul 9, 2014 1:00 pm

They're those lovable little seeds with awesome little tails you see cropping up in everything from tabouli to fritters. It's quinoa, and we eat this versatile superfood every chance we get. Check out 9 of our favorite summer recipes for quinoa from sweet supercharged breakfast bars to ultra-nutritious savory mushroom quinotto (think lightened-up risotto).

 

Side Dish: 14 Great Grains To Serve With Dinner

Couscous, rice, farro, barley, rice and more!
Jun 19, 2014 2:30 pm

Mashed potatoes won't save you when the weather's hot, no matter how rad you make 'em. You need a nice healthy side featuring healthy grains...but we stuck some nice cheesy grits and creamy barley risotto in there just in case a nice healthy side is not what you need. Otherwise, peruse hand-picked recipes for light, delicious couscous (both regular and Israeli), rice, corn and quinoa (a seed, not a grain, but still perfect for healthy sides).

What Is Kamut?

Protein-rich Khorasan wheat is one trendy grain
Apr 15, 2013 2:31 pm

Now here's a grain we don't see often enough: kamut. It's also called Khorasan wheat or Pharaoh grain, owing to the fact that grains were discovered in ancient Egyptian tombs. It's healthier than conventional wheat, and has a crazy backstory to boot. Read all about it!

Toasted Oatmeal Waffles With A Hint Of Cinnamon Recipe

Oatmeal waffles with a sweet, grainy balance
Mar 17, 2013 10:26 am
Photo: Lucy Schaeffer

The cooked oatmeal that goes into this batter starts with quick-cooking rolled oats that are toasted in a bit of butter until they give off an amazing aroma. Toasting is an extra step, but it’s well worth the effort for the alluring, butterscotchy quality that it brings out in the grain. Bake the waffles until they’re deeply browned so that they form a delicately crisp crust that contrasts beautifully with the moist, custardy interior.

Steel-Cut Oats Recipe

This steel-cut oatmeal only sounds tough
Mar 17, 2012 10:01 am
steel cut oats
Photo: thebittenword.com on Flickr

Make steel-cut oats your new vehicle for brown sugar, sliced fresh or dried fruit, berries, maple syrup, really whatever you were going to do to those pancakes. Plus, they're higher in fiber and lower in fat, which we're sure was your first thought when we suggested you swap pancakes for oatmeal.

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