Contrary to popular belief, wheat berries do not require an overnight soak before cooking. Simply boil them for 1 hour to soften the kernels, which will produce their characteristically chewy texture. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2007

Cheryl Sternman Rule
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Sort through wheat berries carefully, discarding any stones. Rinse well under cool running water. Place in a large heavy saucepan. Add water and salt.

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  • Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer gently for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Drain and rinse. To serve hot, use immediately. Otherwise, follow the make-ahead instructions.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

Tip: Wheat berries can be found in natural-foods markets and online at King Arthur Flour, (800) 827-6836, kingarthurflour.com, and Bob's Red Mill, (800) 349-2173, bobsredmill.com.

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; 0.9 g total fat; 265 mg sodium. 2 mg potassium; 29.3 g carbohydrates; 4.4 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 6.2 g protein; 23 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 2 mg magnesium;

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