how to cook wheatberries in a rice cooker?
- david kaplan Oct 19, 2003 11:23 AM
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?
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.
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.
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.