Wheat berries are a tasty whole grain and a nice change from brown rice. They are chewy and nutty and great hot, cold, or at room temperature. Look for wheat berries at a natural food store or purchase a bag from Bob’s Red Mill. Wheat berries are perfect for a bed of grains to go with a main dish. Or, mix them with chopped vegetables and dress with a vinaigrette for a hearty, healthy salad.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 8 hours or overnight for soaking
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Serves: 4 sides
1 cup of wheat berries
3 cups of water or broth
Kosher salt or sea salt, to taste
Rinse the wheat berries, place them in a large bowl and cover them by 2 inches with water. Let soak for 8 hours or overnight.
After the wheat berries have soak, drain them and place them in a medium pot with 3 cups of broth or water and salt to taste.
Bring the wheat berries to a boil, and then turn them down to a simmer and cover. Cook for 1 hour. The wheat berries are done when they split open and have a chewy texture.