Besides stir-frying amaranth, here is another way to cook this vegetable – use it to make a quick and simple soup. You may use carrot and corn to lend its sweetness to the soup. Remove the carrot and corn, if desired. The corn can be used to make corn with margarine and sprinkle with some salt and pepper.
Preparation: 5 mins, Cooking time: 15 mins
Total time: 20 minutes
Ingredients (serves 2-3)
° 150g-200g amaranth/Chinese spinach
° 1 slice ginger
° 1 tablespoon wolfberries (boxthorn berries), soaked
° 3 seedless red dates
° 750ml water
° salt, to taste
1. Place the ginger, red dates and water in a pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
2. Add in the amaranth, wolfberries and bring to a boil. Season to taste with salt.
3. Ladle the soup into individual serving bowls and serve hot.