Fennel seed and lavender are aromatic additions to this gorgeous rice. Knight rice is sometimes called purple rice for the colour it turns after cooking.
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Bomba is a small grain, non-starchy Spanish rice traditionally used in paella. It’s fried with flavourings before liquid is added, in a method similar to a pilaf.
This salad has great texture from the combination of couscous, sorghum and walnuts. It’s packed with protein and is easy to make for a weekend lunch or to serve at dinner with grilled chicken or lamb.
Red quinoa gives this salad a pleasant crunch and boosts the protein. The strawberries add beautiful colour and just the right amount of sweetness in the dressing.
Black barley and orange segments create a spectacular presentation. The barley and chickpeas combine to form a complete protein making this an excellent vegetarian main course salad.
A salad full of fresh flavour from the cucumber and mint and a bit of sweetness from sundried cranberries. It’s the perfect side salad served with grilled lamb or kebabs.
Cannellini beans and broccolini is a classic Italian combination tossed with balsamic dressing. Add crusty bread and cheese on the side for an ideal hot weather meal.
Agave and lemon give the dressing a fresh, sweet and acidic flavour. This salad tastes like summer and is perfect for eating on a hot summer day.
Nutty farro and Arabic spices make a beautiful flavour combination. Serve as a vegetarian main course or as a side dish with roast leg of lamb or grilled meat.
Spring vegetables, sorghum and truffle oil make this a spectacular risotto. Sorghum is an excellent gluten-free substitute for Israeli couscous.
Freekeh—pronounced free-kah—is wheat harvested when young and green. It has a firm, chewy texture and a distinctly earthy, nutty and slightly smoky flavour that’s perfect in this risotto.
Grano is an ancient grain from Southern Italy with a toasted wheat flavour and a chewy texture similar to barley. Cooked and tossed with pesto and topped with a poached egg it makes a delicious vegetarian main course.