Foodsmiths Cooking Instructions: Bulk Grains


Directions:  Rinse with cold water. Bring 1 cup of amaranth & 2 cups of water to a boil.  Reduce heat & simmer uncovered for 20 – 25 minutes.

Pot Barley                                                   

Pot Barley is also known as Scotch Barley.  It is less processed and therefore more nutritious. 

Directions: Rinse barley thoroughly.  Add 1 cup barley to 3 cups water.  Bring to a boil and simmer, covered over low heat for 50-55 minutes.

Buckwheat Kasha

Directions: Mix 1 cup kasha with 1 beaten egg.  Place coated kasha in a skillet on medium heat.  Let dry for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Pour 2 cups boiling water over kasha.  Reduce heat to low.  Cover and steam for 10-15 minutes until water is absorbed and kernels are tender.


Directions: Pour 2 cups boiling water over 1 cup bulghur and let stand until all water is absorbed, about 20-30 minutes.  Use in tabouli or in a casserole.


Directions:  Pour 1 cup Water into large saucepan, add 1 tsp Salt and bring to a boil.  Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup Couscous.  Allow to sit for 2 min.  Add 2-3 tsp Butter (or Olive Oil) and heat again over very low heat for 3 min, while stirring with a fork to separate grains.   

Yields: 3-4 servings

Israeli Couscous

Directions:  Add  1 ¼ cups of boiling water to 1 cup of Pearl Couscous. Cover pot and simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt to taste.


Directions: Rinse Millet.  Add 1 cup Millet into 3 cups Water.  Cover pot, bring back to a boil then lower temperature, so that water barely simmers.  Cook for 20 min, then let sit for 20 min.  Cooks up light and fluffy.  Delicious in soups, stir- frys, burgers and casseroles.

Spelt Flakes                                                                     

Directions: Stir 1 cup flakes into 2 cups water. Simmer covered for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.

Yields: 2 cups


Directions: Rinse Quinoa thoroughly under warm running water.  Drain completely.  Stir 1 cup Quinoa into 1 1/4 cup Water.  Add seasoning to taste and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Cover and simmer 10-15 min.  Substitute Quinoa instead of rice in your favourite recipes. 

Yields: 4 servings