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Cooking Grains - At A Glance

There are many kinds of grains and rice, so where to start? Here's a great place to start, and with these helpful tips, you'll be off and running in no time. MORE+ LESS-


Cooking Grains

So you bought grains in bulk and are wondering how to cook them?  Here’s a cheat sheet:

Long-grain white rice: Heat 1 cup rice and 2 cups water to boiling.  Reduce heat to low.  Cover and simmer 15 minutes.  Makes: 3 cups

Long-grain brown rice: Heat 1 cup rice and 2¾ cups to boiling.  Reduce heat to low.  Cover and simmer 45 to 50 minutes.  Makes: 4 cups

Wild rice: Heat 1 cup wild rice and 2½ cups water to boiling.  Reduce heat to low.  Cover and simmer 40 to 50 minutes.  Makes: 3 cups

Barley: Heat 4 cups water to boiling.  Stir in barley.  Reduce heat to low.  Cover and simmer 45 to 50 minutes.  Makes: 4 cups

Bulgur: Pour 3 cups boiling water over bulgur.  Cover and soak 30 to 60 minutes (do not cook).  Drain if needed.  Makes: 3 cups

Kasha: Pour 2 cups boiling water over kasha.  Cover and soak 10 to 15 minutes (do not cook).  Drain if needed.  Makes: 4 cups



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