How to Cook Wheat Berries

Two Methods:StovetopMicrowave

The unprocessed kernel of wheat is what is known as a wheat berry. The entire package includes the endosperm, germ, and bran. Wheat berries are packed with vitamins, fibre and protein. They're ideal as a breakfast cereal, a lunch salad, or a dinner side dish. Here is how to cook them.

Method 1
Stovetop

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    Place the wheat berries in a bowl. Cover with water. Leave to soak overnight.
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    Drain. Rinse well using cold water.
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    Fill a pan with water. Add the rinsed wheat berries.
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    Bring the pan to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer.
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    Simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. The wheat berries should be tender and chewy.

Method 2
Microwave

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    Soak overnight and drain as above.
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    Use two cups of water for each cup of wheat berries.
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    Microwave for 25 minutes. Keep an eye on it and add more water if needed.
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    Check the consistency. They should be soft and chewy; use more time if needed.

Tips

  • Wheat berries can be cooked in the pressure cooker for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Things You'll Need

  • Saucepan or pot
  • Colander or sieve

Article Info

Categories: Cereal Grains