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Oct 19, 2003 11:23 AM

how to cook wheatberries in a rice cooker?

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Can this be done? What's the right wheatberry-to-water ratio, and how long should I expect it to take? Also -- are there different types of wheatberries that cook differently?

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  1. I don't know about the different types of wheat berries.

    However, here is a summarized version of how to cook wheat berries in a rice cooker from Beth Hensperger's "Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook" (which I would recommend if you have a rice cooker and want to cook different types of grains in it).

    1 cup of Wheat Berries
    2 cups of water

    Toast the wheat berries in a dry skillet for a few minutes. Place the berries in the rice cooker and soak them in hot water for an hour. Drain the wheat berries, add the 2 cups of water and cook on the regular cycle. Let steam an additional 15 minutes after the regular cycle has run through.

    8 Replies
    1. re: Pru

      OK then, do I cook a steak in a toaster?

      1. re: Curt

        I have a co-worker who brings steaks in to work and cooks them in the toaster oven. (I'm not kidding!)

        I'll ask him for you. :)

          1. re: Curt

            It was a joke girls!

            1. re: Curt

              Ask and you shall receive!


              1. re: Curt

                Girls? Grr...

            2. re: Pru
              ChowFun (derek)

              Do you mean after the bell goes off, and the cooker automatically goes to warm..that we let it sit in the pot 15 minutes before we open the pot???

              1. re: ChowFun (derek)

                Yes, after the bell goes off and the cooker goes to warm, then you let the wheat berries sit in the pot for 15 minutes.

            3. Pardon my ignorance, but what's a wheatberry? I never heard of them.....

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              1. I am a Weight Watcher's member and get tired of oatmeal. I find that a half cup of wheatberries (2 P+) keeps me just as satisfied and I like the 'chewiness' of the wheatberry.
                Daughter #1 uses them in her bread recipes. Look forward to her wheatberry/wheat bread whenever she makes it!
                the cooked wheatberries are also good on salads. Gives a good flavour and nice chew.

                1. I just toast them in a little oil and put them in the rice cooker on porridge setting with 2 inches of water over top of them. set cooker for 1.5 hours, let sit 15 min at end, they are always feat. i do the same thing exactly with barley.