1 cup amaranth
1 small clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
3 cups water or vegetable stock
sea salt and pepper, to taste
hot sauce, to taste, optional (I use Texas Pete)
1 tablespoon vegan margarine, optional
1. Combine the amaranth, garlic, onion, and stock or water in a 2 quart saucepan.
2 Boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered until most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 20 to 25 minutes.
3. Stir well. If the mixture is too thin or the amaranth not quite tender (it should be crunchy, but not gritty hard), boil gently while stirring constantly until thickened, about 30 seconds. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
4. Stir in a few drops of hot sauce and margarine, if desired.