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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?

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    Pru RE: david kaplan Oct 19, 2003 11:45 AM

    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.

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      Curt RE: Pru Oct 19, 2003 09:06 PM

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

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        Pru RE: Curt Oct 19, 2003 10:35 PM

        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. :)

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          Melanie Wong RE: Curt Oct 20, 2003 03:18 AM

          Here's how my mother does it.

          Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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            Curt RE: Curt Oct 20, 2003 10:05 AM

            It was a joke girls!

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              Pru RE: Curt Oct 20, 2003 10:45 AM

              Ask and you shall receive!


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                Pat Goldberg RE: Curt Oct 20, 2003 11:03 AM

                Girls? Grr...

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              ChowFun (derek) RE: Pru Oct 20, 2003 02:45 AM

              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???

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                Pru RE: ChowFun (derek) Oct 20, 2003 09:03 AM

                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.

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              Phil RE: david kaplan Oct 19, 2003 10:21 PM

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

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                Caitlin McGrath RE: Phil Oct 20, 2003 11:35 PM

                See this link.

                Link: http://www.foodsubs.com/GrainWheat.ht...

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                dragonflycait RE: david kaplan Apr 12, 2011 12:06 PM

                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.

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                  magiesmom RE: david kaplan Apr 12, 2011 06:17 PM

                  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.

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