Cooking Whole Grains

  1. Brown rice: 1 cup yields 3 cups. Stove top: 1 cup rice with 3 cups water (always a 1:3 ratio). Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer covered for 45 minutes. Rice cooker: Usually a 1: 1.5 ratio (check brand for instructions).
  2. Barley: 1: 3 ratio (1 cup barley to 3 cups liquid). Liquid may be broth or water. If hull-less barley: Stove top: bring to boil, turn down to simmer, cover the pot roughly 45- 60 minutes. Nice on own or added to soups. Cook beforehand.Continue reading