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Cooked Wheat Berries

March/April 2007

Your rating: None Average: 4.2 (119 votes)

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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I cook this in a black and decker steamer (2.5 cups wheat berries and fill the bowl with water to the top). I don't add salt or broth re: sodium. I turn on the steamer for 75 minutes and it cooks like rice, comes out perfectly, not mushy...
Cooked Wheat Berries Recipe

7 Reviews for Cooked Wheat Berries

05/31/2010
Anonymous

For an even simpler method, throw the wheat berries and water or broth in a slow cooker for 4 hours on "high" or 8 hours on "low".

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10/27/2009
Anonymous

I rinse the grain several times or until the water runs clear. I cook the grain in beef or chicken broth for a fuller flavor and use it just as you would rice. It's great with meats and vegetables. For something unusual (for Westerners) try "freekeh" instead of couscous or basamati.

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