Creative Ways With Whole Grains

with Anna Bullett

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Make healthy whole-grain meals accessible, flavorful and fun! Join Cooking Light executive chef Anna Bullett in this FREE mini-class. Read More…

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This FREE mini-class is guided by Cooking Light executive chef Anna Bullett, and is packed with delicious recipes and innovative techniques to incorporate whole grains into any meal! Learn the essential methods and correct ratios for perfectly cooked grain, from brown rice to farro and more. Discover the secrets to whole-grain risotto that’s loaded with nutrients and always creamy. You’ll even learn timesaving techniques for using a slow cooker and tips for storing your grains, for healthy meals any night of the week. Then, put your new skills to use as you make a wheatberry salad packed with golden raisins and goat cheese, a wild rice stuffing full of dried cherries and pecans and more. Plus, find 14 full recipes included in your course materials, for healthy meals even your pickiest eater will devour!

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Lesson Plan

0:51

Lesson 1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class

  • Overview on how to use your FREE mini-class.

16:27

Lesson 2. About Whole Grains

  • Meet your instructor, Anna Bullett, executive chef of Cooking Light, and learn about the variety of whole grains readily available to home cooks. Then dive into cooking as you see how protein-rich quinoa is the perfect grain for a busy weeknight, and finish the lesson as you cook along with Anna to make a wheatberry and goat cheese salad.

17:41

Lesson 3. Pilafs & Grain Bakes

  • Discover how to develop flavor by toasting grains and aromatics in fat before adding liquid and simmering. Follow along with Anna as she transforms a simple pilaf into a baked stuffing featuring wild rice, pecans and dried cherries.

9:47

Lesson 4. Whole Grains for Breakfast

  • Learn how to give your grains a warmer, sweeter flavor as Anna demonstrates quick, easy recipes you can make ahead of time that are perfect for any day of the week. Steam quinoa in coconut milk and learn the visual cues that will tell you when itís ready. Then put together oatmeal with whole grains in your slow cooker at night for a delicious, hearty meal that's guaranteed to get your day off to a great start.

15:38

Lesson 5. Whole-Grain Risotto

  • Learn what grains work best in healthy, whole-grain risotto. Explore working with a variety of fresh and dried mushrooms as Anna shows you how to master the method of making an earthy mushroom farro risotto.

"So much information for free! Great healthy recipes for even the experienced in whole-grain cooking. I especially like the breakfast offering. She is such a sharing teacher. Love the mushroom info as well. Just a great class from a great teacher!"
- teriscissorhands

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