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How to cook grains

How to cook grains Author: Style At Home

Food Tips

How to cook grains

Cooking with whole grains doesn't have to be a challenge. With these helpful step-by-step instructions add quinoa, bulgur, couscous and wheatberries to everything from breakfast cereal and entree side dishes to delicious summer salads.

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Couscous
Made of semolina (tiny granules of durum wheat), couscous is one of the easiest grains to prepare. Use equal amounts of couscous and liquid to cook.

Directions
1 In a saucepan, bring the liquid to a boil over medium-high heat.
2 Stir in the couscous.
3 Cover, remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
4 Fluff the couscous with a fork before serving.


Bulgur
Versatile, easy to prepare and packed with nutrients, bulgur could be the next go-to grain. Use one part bulgur to two parts liquid to cook.

Directions
1 In a saucepan, bring the liquid to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in the bulgur and reduce the heat to a low simmer.
2 Cook, covered, for 15 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the bulgur is al dente.
3 Fluff the bulgur with a fork before serving.


Quinoa
Because of a natural coating usually removed during processing, quinoa – technically a seed, not a grain – can taste bitter if not rinsed before preparation. Use one part quinoa to two parts liquid to cook.

Directions
1 Wash and thoroughly rinse the quinoa.
2 In a medium saucepan, bring he liquid to a boil.
3 Stir in the quinoa and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed.
4 Fluff the quinoa with a fork
before serving.


Wheatberries
Whole wheat kernels that have had their husks removed, wheatberries reveal a fresh nutty flavour when boiled. They require soaking overnight
for best results.

Directions
1 Rinse the wheatberries well with cold water and drain. Place the wheatberries in a bowl, fill with cold water and let stand 8 hours or overnight.
2 Drain the wheatberries and rinse thoroughly.
3 Place the wheatberries in a saucepan and cover with water.
4 Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for up to 1 hour, or until al dente.
5 Drain well before serving.

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