Amaranth is similar to grain, but it is not. Amaranth is a plant with red panicles. The seed of this plant is naturally gluten-free, has a smooth texture and a soft nutty taste. Therefore, amaranth in the kitchen is an excellent alternative to grain products. Cooked Amaranth can be used just like rice. Tip: roast amaranth with the lid on the pan and use it as a base for homemade muesli.