Meatless Mondays: Popped Sorghum

While this definitely is not a meal unto itself, popped sorghum is a wonderful (and fun) accompaniment to a movie night. You could also sprinkle it on top of salads, soups and cereal. The tiny kernels of popped sorghum are easy to make and have a slightly sweeter flavor than popcorn. Sorghum has a wonderful nutritional profile, making this a healthy, whole grain snack. Top with your favorite popcorn toppings or check out our Pinterest board for some inspiration. Watch the video below to see just how this is done on the stove top.

Popped Sorghum

Popped Sorghum

Contributed by: Sarah House 


Stove top method:

Heat a stainless steel pot with a tight fitting lid over medium-high heat. When hot, add sorghum grains and cover with lid. Cook, shaking pot often, until sorghum grains begin to pop. Remove from heat when there is more than 10 seconds between pops. Season with toppings as desired.

Microwave method:

Place sorghum grains in a clean small brown paper bag. Fold top down to close and place folded side down in microwave. Heat on high for 2 – 3 minutes (varies depending on microwave’s strength). Remove from microwave when there is more than 10 seconds between pops. Season with toppings as desired.

Makes 1 serving.


Mark says:

try drizzling with zatar & olive oil

microwaving is the way to go. much easier & harder to burn.

Heather says:

Can you pop sorghum in an air popper like popcorn? We have an air popper it is my go to for popcorn I have never done stovetop. I prefer to not pop in oil. Thanks!

Manya says:

This is awesome. back in my country my grandmother used to give me popped sorghum. Another variation is pop it and then grind it to make a little granulated four of popped sorghum. It appears something like cracked wheat.
I used to mix sugar ( or brown sugar), milk and cracked popped sorghum for anytime snack.
You reminded me of my grandmother and her popped sorghum recipes !!!

Thank you very much …

I would like to get this cracked popped sorghum if you sell it.

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