Wheat Berries

July 20th, 2010 by Erin Gennow
Cooked Wheat Berries

Cooked Wheat Berries

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.

Uncooked Wheat Berries

Uncooked Wheat Berries

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.

Simmering Wheat Berries

Simmering Wheat Berries

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.


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