Basic Whole Grain Berries

Each grain will cook at a slightly different rate and so start checking for doneness at 20 minutes

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2 cups whole (unground) grain berries
4 cups water
1 tsp salt


  1. Bring the water and salt to a boil
  2. Add the grain, return to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook until the grains are tender
  3. Drain remaining water away and use the grains in any recipe
  4. If storing, toss the cooked grains in a glug of olive oil to keep the grains from sticking and store in the fridge for up to a week