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Chestnut Kernza®

Chestnut Kernza®

Seves 2 People


  • 45 Minutes


  • 1 4-quart pot


  • 3/4 cup Kernza grain
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 5 oz. whole pre-cooked, shelled chestnuts
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. parsley
  • 2 tsp. tarragon
  • 2 tsp. spearmint leaves
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Salt or pepper to taste


A simple, healthy recipe. The chestnuts complement the Kernza grain and highlight the earthy flavors, while the spices add a bright, fresh feel. Very easy to make and the prep time outside of boiling is minimal.


Boil the Kernza for 30-35 minutes, then add the olive oil and chestnuts and cover for 5 minutes. Then turn off heat and mix in the remaining ingredients, adding water or lemon juice to desired moistness. Let set for a few minutes and serve.


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