Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What Are Wheat Berries, and How Do I Make Them?

Preparation of Wheat Berries (this is the whole entire kernal)

Wheat berries are soaked and boiled wheat. They are loaded with fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals.

Whole wheat berries:

Soak wheat overnight in a bowl. Cook in the morning in a pan with 4 C of water to every 1 C of wheat. Cook for about 20-30 minutes, making sure to add water if needed.

It can also be made by putting 1 C of wheat and 4 C of water in a crockpot and cooking on the lowest setting for about 3-5 hours.

You want your wheat berries nice and plump. Don’t let your wheat berries cook so long that they split or the texture will be different. My picture does have a few split, but that is okay...if they all split...they are overcooked. Wheat berries blend well in recipes with whole kernal corn because they have a similar consistency. Store wheat berries in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to six days.

Note: If you don’t have time to soak the wheat first, increase cooking time on the stove to 45 minutes to an hour and in the crockpot for 6-8 hours. Your crockpot cooking time may vary, depending on how hot your crockpot gets.

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