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Introduction to Grains - what they are and how to prepare them

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  • Difficulty: easy
  • Video Length: 04:43
  • Course: Bread and Grains WTF?

Grains are a necessary and healthy part of the diet. A variety of grains are available and easy to incorporate into meals. Rice is a commonly used grain, but there are other grains including grits, polenta, wheat berries, bulgur and quinoa. Grains may be cooked by using the absorption method, boiling, or in pilafs. Incorporate grains into your diet and add a super-food that can reduce the risk of heart disease and regulate blood glucose.

Nikki Cascone (Season 4)

Nikki operates 24 Prince Restaurant in New York City as the chef and co-owner. Trained for many years in back of house and in front of house operations with great chefs like Jean-Georges, Shaun Doty and Anne Quatrano, Nikki believes a great chef must understand how to run a business as well as possess outstanding cooking skills. She is also a certified sommelier with extensive wine knowledge. Nikki loves not being restricted to any one particular cuisine and experiments with flavors and ingredients from all over the world. She considers growing up in New York to be the best culinary education one can obtain and says her family and friends constantly tease her about how passionate she is about food. Her future plans are to expand her restaurant group with several new concepts.