Purple Grain (Grainotto with Red Chicory)


For this version of my Purple Grainotto, I used rye berries. Feel free to use any other grain of your choice.

I soaked my rye berries one day. If you don’t have time though, you can skip this process, extending the cooking time.

Purple Grain

To make it creamy I added almond butter. You can use cheese, like Parmesan, as an alternative.

Purple Grain (Grainotto with red chicory)

Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: red chicory, risotto, rye
Servings: 2 people


  • 100 g grains, i.e rye, oat, barley
  • 1 head red chicory, thinly cut
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 1 glas white wine
  • 1 tbsp almond butter, or cheese


  • Heat some olive oil in a pan and add the grains. Stir for one minute and add white wine, then salt and chicory. Stir until the wine is absorbed.
  • Continue by stirring and adding slowly about 1-2 (or more) dl warm water or broth. Keep stirring until the liquid is absorbed and the grains are cooked. This will take 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the chosen cereal and the soaking time (see notes).
  • Just before serving, add one spoon almond butter or (Parmesan) cheese.


If you have time soak your grains from 30 minutes up to 2 – 3 days.
The longer you wait, the better. After one day the grains will start to ferment and this is good for your digestion 🙂

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