Cooked Wheat Berries

March/April 2007

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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.

"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

7 Reviews for Cooked Wheat Berries


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".


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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