Definition: Never cooked with wheatberries before or just wondering what a wheat berry is? Check out this simple definition and guide for everything you need to know about wheat berries.
What are wheatberries?Wheatberries are the whole grain form of wheat - the whole complete grain before it has undergone any processing. They're a high-fiber whole grain that can be used much like any other whole grain.
How to prepare wheat berries?Because they are a bit tough, whole grain wheat berries do take a long time to cook. To prepare wheatberries, cover them with plenty of water and simmer in a covered pot for about one hour, or until soft. Pair cooked wheat berries with a vegetable stir-fry or a sauce, or use it like you would use rice. For a quicker cooking time, wheat berries can be pre-soaked overnight, or even just for an hour or two.
Wheat berry recipes:
- Wheat berry chili recipe
- Wheat berry and artichoke pilaf
- Wheat berry tabbouli recipe
Polish wheatberry pudding recipe
See also: More healthy whole grains
Even more whole grains you'll want to try
- Teff - the tiny grain from Africa!
- Freekeh - the grain with a funny name
- Quinoa - The most popular of all
Buckwheat - Gluten-free and great for beer!
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