Cooking grains does not have to be complicated. Any grain can be cooked using the same method in a rice cooker! Even without a rice cooker it’s still easy to do on the stove top. Now’s your chance to get excited about cooking more than just plain white rice.
- 2 cups grains (quinoa, white or brown rice, farro, spelt, couscous, lentils, barley, oats)
- 4 cups water or broth, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 Tbsp butter or oil (optional)
- 2 Tbsp any flavorings you desire (curry powder, mexican spice mix, greek herbs, ranch powder)
- In the bowl of a rice cooker, add grains and water with salt and optional fat.
- Add flavorings if desired.
- If making on the stove top, add water first, bring to a boil, then add the rest of the ingredients.
- Cook until grains are softened and water is absorbed.
- Fluff with a fork or spoon immediately to help release some of the liquid & steam and keep the grains separated and not gummy.
- Serve in soups, curries, grain bowls or even for breakfast.
- Make even bigger batches and store in plastic bags in the fridge or freezer.