Precooking Pearl Barley, Wheat Berries, and Farro

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2½ to 3 cups

    cooked grains
    • Difficulty


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By Aglaia Kremezi

Published 2014

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Pearl barley, wheat berries, and farro need longer cooking than rice or bulgur, but their incomparable earthy, nutty flavor is ample compensation for the extra work. In order to be able to add the grains to stuffing and pilafs whenever you feel like it, precook 1 to 2 pounds (500 g to 1 kg) of your favorite grains and keep them in the freezer.