While Wild Rice is generally considered the tastiest of the plants that have large and plentifuls seeds that can be made into cereals, there are several other less flavorful but equally nutritious alternatives.

Most cereal plants must be hulled* and then boiled, a process which will yield a simple but healthy hot cereal.

Plants in this guide that can made into cereals

Compositae - The Aster Family
Common Sunflower

Shell seeds, separating the shells from the nutmeats by soaking in cold water (shells float, nutmeats sink). Boil seeds to produce gruel.

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