A stainless steel 1 cup measuring cup filled with cooked amaranth and a few dry red chilies next to it. An amaranth salad on the other side

How To Cook Amaranth

It only takes 2 ingredients to cook amaranth
Course Ingredient
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 716kcal
Author Healing Tomato


  • 3 cup water
  • 1 cup Amaranth


  • Add 3 cups of water to a strong bottom pan
  • Bring it to a boil
  • Add 1 cup of dry amaranth seeds
  • Give it a quick stir
  • Close the lid and let it cook on low heat
  • Simmer until the water has been absorbed (about 20 minutes)

Remove from heat and use in recipe



    Its normal for the cooked amaranth to be sticky and slightly clumpy. You can crumble it in the recipe you put it into.


    Calories: 716kcal | Carbohydrates: 125g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 980mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 8.1mg | Calcium: 329mg | Iron: 14.7mg