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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2007

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total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
9
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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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

1/2 cup
151 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 29.3g; dietary fiber 4.4g; sugars 0.9g; fat 0.9g; calcium 23.5mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 1.9mg; potassium 1.9mg; sodium 264.8mg.

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