Amaranth, a small seed rich in protein and calcium, can act as a binding and thickening agent. This nutritious superfood is a great addition to any salad, and its unique texture works wonderfully in soups.
Rinse with cold water. Cook 1 cup of amaranth in 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes.