Perfectly Cooked Sorghum

Perfectly Cooked Sorghum

Every couple of years, a new grain comes around that isn’t really new, but it feels a little different and exciting.  I heard of sorghum watching Top Chef:  Charleston (which has inspired me to want to move to Charleston, like for real.)  I could not find sorghum at any store, so of course I found it on Amazon.

Here’s a little more info on sorghum.

I’m putting this sorghum method up now because I’m working on a fun, spicy, and creative way to use to new/old grain.  


Total Time:  1 hour and 10 minutes

Yield:  6 Servingsa

Difficulty Level:  Easy



1 ½ cups dry sorghum

6 cups water




  1. Put the sorghum into a colander, and rinse well.
  2. Add the sorghum, water, and salt to a medium sized pot.
  3. Bring it up to a boil, and boil for 5 minutes.
  4. Bring it down to medium.  Cover, and continue to cook for 55 minutes.
  5. When water is almost dry and at the level of the grain, reduce heat to low/simmer.
  6. Cook until water dries completely and the grain has puffed up. Stir.


[Dinner featuring sorghum coming soon!]

[Method found on Wonder Grain!]