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Cooked Wheat Berries

From: EatingWell

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.

Servings: about 4 1/2 cups
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 1 hr 15 mins
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2 cups  hard red winter-wheat berries, (see Tip)
7 cups  cold water
1 teaspoon  salt
1. Sort through wheat berries carefully, discarding any stones. Rinse well under cool running water. Place in a large heavy saucepan. Add water and salt.
2. 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.
Tip: Wheat berries can be found in natural-foods markets and online at King Arthur Flour, (800) 827-6836,, and Bob's Red Mill, (800) 349-2173,
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 151, Total Fat 1 g, Sodium 265 mg, Carbohydrate 29 g, Fiber 4 g, Protein 6 g, Potassium 2 mg. Exchanges: Starch 2.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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janet_jerk wrote:

Wheat Berries are GOOD, they are filling, have good texture and a change from oatmeal

2/18/2010 02:45:45 PM Report Abuse

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