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Simple Stove Top Wheat Berries

From TheIncredibleBulks.com

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Optional Soak Time: 8 hours
Servings: 4 ½ cup servings
Calories: 160kcal
Wheat berries are a very nutritious whole grain that can easily be made on the stove top at home.


  • 1 cup dry wheat berries
  • 3 cups water may need more, depending on desired chewiness


  • It’s a good idea to rinse wheat berries under cool water before cooking. This washes away any dirt, dust or extra starch that has collected on them in storage. *Optional for faster cook time-soak wheat berries in clean water for 8 hours, drain and rinse before use.
  • Add the wheat berries and water to a sauce pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Once boiling, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Allow to simmer 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, check tenderness of the grains. If they are too chewy for you, add in another ¼ cup of water and continue to simmer, covered. Continue checking about every 5-10 minutes, adding in ¼ cup water and continuing to simmer until they have reached your desired consistency.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 0.5cup | Sodium: 3mg | Calcium: 19.8mg | Sugar: 0g | Fiber: 6g | Potassium: 0mg | Cholesterol: 0mg | Calories: 160kcal | Trans Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Fat: 1g | Protein: 6g | Carbohydrates: 35g | Iron: 1.4mg