Soaking & Cooking Times for Grains


Instructions:

Boil water first, add grain and stir, bring back just to boil, then reduce heat to simmer on medium-low, covered with tight fitting lid. Do not lift lid prior to the last few minutes of the cooking time shown below. If making a grain based salad, after removing from heat immediately rinse with cold water to prevent further cooking.

Grain (1 cup)………Cooking Water…..Cooking Time……Yield…………..Comments

Amaranth or Teff……..3 cups……………..25 min………….3 cups

Basmati rice……………..2 cups……………..30 min…………3 cups

Bulgur…………………….1 3/4 cups…………15 min………….2 1/2 cups…….think Tabouli

Couscous…………………1 1/2 cups………..5-10 min……….4 cups…………..very light

Quinoa…………………….2 cups……………..15 min…………3 1/2 cups……..rinse well first

Wheatberries……………4 cups…………..25-30 min…………3 cups…………pre soak 1 hr to overnight

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