Rainbow Popcorn Blend
I have a thing for popcorn. I don’t think my husband is jealous, but I’m not sure if he knows how much of a think I have for it. It’s happiness in a bowl, much like a latte is happiness in a cup. We’re not supposed to have emotional attachments to food, but I can’t help it. Maybe it’s my French roots.
I remember my first encounter with rainbow blend popcorn. I bought some kernels from a bulk bin at my local health food store. I was truly surprised at how different each of the colors tasted from one another. I ordered this rainbow blend from Amazon, because I live in a small town, and it’s pretty hard to find unique items. The difference in flavors was a lot more subtle with the Amish Country Rainbow Blend, but I was so good. We had some leftovers, and I couldn’t stop eating it every time I passed by the bowl. These kernels popped a little smaller, but I suspect it’s because there are no GMOs.
This popcorn only needs a little melted butter and salt. But if you do want to get creative with flavors, we have a post for that: Stove-Top Popcorn.
Amish Country Rainbow Blend
1/2 cup Rainbow Blend un-popped kernels
Enough Vegetable oil to cover the bottom of the pan (about 1/8 of a cup)
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1. You will need a medium to large pot. Add the oil to the bottom of the pot. I don’t usually measure, I just pour until it covers edge to edge. Heat the oil on medium-high and add your test kernel. Place the lid on the pot.
2. Once your test kernel pops, add enough popcorn to, again, cover the pot, edge to edge. This is about 1/2 cup. Put some hot pads on your hands and start agitating the kernels on the heat by moving the pot side to side and in circles on the burner.
3. The popcorn will start to pop in about 2-3 minutes. Watch to make sure it doesn’t burn, but the new popped kernels usually move the already popped kernels to the top, so burning shouldn’t happen. Note: If you get kernels that are really small, your heat is too hot.
4. Let the kernels cool for about a minute, and then add your topping. We melted about 2 tablespoons of butter and added salt to taste, and then tossed the popcorn. Enjoy!
4 Servings, 32g, 176 calories, 13.3g fat, 12.5g carbohydrates, 2.1g protein, 188mg sodium
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Crystal is the founder of Simply Playful Fare. She has been in the kitchen for as long as she can remember. She has a degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing.