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Lesson Overview

Whole grains are the building blocks of a healthy diet. Not only are they full of vitamins and nutrients, there is plenty of research to support the fact that whole grains help to prevent disease, control weight and aid in digestion.

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • define what a whole grain is
  • identify the anatomy of a whole grain
  • identify common types of grains
  • buy grains and know how to store both uncooked and cooked grains
  • clean, soak and toast grains
  • cook grains using the boiling, steaming, pilaf or risotto method
  • prepare grains in advance
  • incorporate grains into a variety of meals

Course Syllabus

START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour
1. Introduction: How to Cook Grains
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment
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3. The Anatomy of Whole Grains
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4. Activity | Label the Wheat Diagram
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5. How to Buy & Store Grains
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6. Preparing to Cook Grains
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7. Cooking Methods for Grains
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8. Grains & Food Safety
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9. Cooking Grains Activity
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10. Tips & Techniques For Grain Cookery
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11. Easy Ways to Add Grains to Your Diet
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12. Practice Activities & Recipes
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13. Lesson Quiz
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Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

What People Are Saying

"Good information on the structure and function of grains. Would like to see more about how to prepare them." ★★★
"I don't like the robotic voice AT ALL. I find my attention wandering because in general I don't listen to robots. Sooo even though I know what's being said, I find myself getting lost because I've blanked out. The tests aren't accurate. If I redo one not all the questions show up each time. I also do not appreciate the dead animals included in a "plant-based" cooking course. I'm not into animal abuse so I don't eat them. If you are then you aren't anyone who has anything to teach me that I want to learn. Lastly, lots of repeats. To have to watch these rididiculous millisecond videos over and over again, only to find out it's repetitive information is tedious at best. And don't even get me started on the cost of various "courses". All in all this program really sucks. Even the printed out recipes don't contain pictures. Surely you can afford a few jpgs what with the THOUSANDS of dollars people are giving you for info that's FREE on the net. I'm sad Charno is involved in this. Must be desperate for money. And Kris Carr? I guess everyone sells out in the end. I thought you two were on the animals' side in this war. (And it IS a war.) I don't sell out. I don't need to wade my way through ignorant cruelty in order to get how to make rice. I'm out."
"Don't agree with some of the answers." ★★
"I learned so much. Now I love grains." ★★★★★
"I was very inspire by this lesson. Toasting the quinoa was a revelation and I am going to use these new skills loads!" ★★★★★
"This was very interesting because I have only had rice, quinoa, out of the bunch... many more to try!" ★★★★★
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8 Videos | 13 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: How to Cook Grains
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: The Anatomy of Whole Grains
Task 4: Activity | Label the Wheat Diagram
Task 5: How to Buy & Store Grains
Task 6: Preparing to Cook Grains
Task 7: Cooking Methods for Grains
Task 8: Grains & Food Safety

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