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 wild rice and more. Discover the secrets to making to whole-grain risotto that’s loaded with nutrients and always creamy. You’ll even learn time-saving techniques for using a slow cooker and freezing 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!
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.
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.
Master the paring knife as you learn to easily core a jalapeño, tomato or cauliflower and zest an orange then learn how to cut down butternut squash and pineapple as you tackle a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs.
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 it’s 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.
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.