Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cooked Whole Wheat

In a large saucepan, measure 3 cups water and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a rolling boil and stir in 1 cup clean whole wheat. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes, then turn heat down to the lowest setting. Cover the pan and cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until wheat is tender.

"Cooked whole wheat isn't just for breakfast! You can use it (prepared ahead and stored in the refrigerator) as a thrifty and tasty extender for soups, chowders, chili, sloppy joes, spaghetti sauce, pizza, lasagna, meatloaf, and hamburgers.

In soup or stew, add cooked wheat to taste, in the same way you would add barley to your soup stock. To make hamburger go further, add half a cup of cooked wheat to each pound of meat. If you like, use more wheat to stretch the meat even more."

(Source: Ensign, March 1991, pg. 71)

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