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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: Sheila, IL Reviewed: 12/01/2011
Wheatberries are not only a wonderful healthy food but adds crunch & flavor for delicious cold salads. It adapts to all other veggies and takes to different salad dressings terrifically. People just need to think outside the box and experiment!
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