Breakfast Teff

Breakfast Teff
Makes 2 cups

Teff, a staple grain in northern Africa for centuries, has recently become available in the United States. Perhaps the tiniest grain in the world, teff is extremely nutritious and makes a delicious breakfast cereal. Ask for teff at your favorite natural food store or order it directly from the grower.

1/2 cup teff
1-1/2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
fortified soymilk or rice milk for serving

Combine teff and water in a saucepan. Add salt if desired and stir to mix. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 15 minutes. Serve with fortified soymilk or rice milk.

Per 1/2-cup serving: 100 calories; 4 g protein; 18 g carbohydrate; 1 g fat; 2 g fiber; 133 mg sodium; calories from protein: 13%; calories from carbohydrates: 77%; calories from fats: 10%

Recipe from Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Diabetes by Patricia Bertron, R.D.