Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Wheatberries


Lately, I've been obsessed with wheatberries. Ever since I found the miracle of a pressure cooker, I can make whatever grains I like without watching the stove 24/7. Now, I can use raw beans instead of canned beans, whole grains instead of instant kinds and make fresh congee (rice porridge)! I love to add wheatberries into my steel-cut oatmeal. I love the nuttiness and the bite to them. I like to avoid a creamy oatmeal and prefer a chewier one. Yes, I like to chew my meal, so no mushy food for me. :) Definitely give wheatberries a try. They keep the oatmeal interesting and you can throw some in your salad, chili, or yogurt to round out your basic food groups!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 cup (46 g)
Nutrient Amount %DV
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 5 Total Fat 1 g 1% Sodium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 35 g 12% Dietary Fiber 6 g 23% Protein 5 g Iron 10%
Basic cooking instructions: Add 1 cup grain to 3 cups boiling water. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for approximately 2 hours (50-60 minutes if presoaked).

2 comments:

magpie said...

Ooo cool. I have these but I haven't tried them. You can also cook them in a rice cooker and it's easy as pie :)

Gar said...

Yea, definitely give it a go. It's a nice alternative to oatmeal and rice. I've a rice cooker too, but we mainly use it for rice. :)