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Cooked Wheat Berries

Source: © EatingWell Magazine
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Active Time:  5 Minutes
Total Time:  1 Hour 15 Minutes
  about 4 1/2 cups
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.

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month.
2 cups  hard red winter-wheat berries  (see Tip)
7 cups  cold water
1 teaspoon  salt
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Sort through wheat berries carefully, discarding any stones. Rinse well under cool running water. Place in a large heavy saucepan. Add water and salt.

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.

Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   about 4 1/2 cups
Calories: 151
Sodium: 265mg
Fiber: 4g
Carbohydrates, Total: 29g
Protein: 6g
% Cal. from Fat: 6%
Fat. Total: 1g
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Rating: 5
by: Richard Reviewed: 06/21/2011
You Won't Believe How Delicious This Is
until you try it. Put a little milk and enough honey to suit your taste, and you will not be able to stop eating this marvelous, chewy, tasty dish. You have no idea what you are missing.
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