Cooked Spelt Berries

Spelt berries are one of my favorites and they seem to be popping up everywhere. They’re a little hard to describe to someone who’s never had them before.  The best I can say is they’re similar to brown rice, but with a nuttier taste and and chewier texture. You can find them in the bulk section of most health food stores.

  • Spelt Berries
  1. Soak the berries in enough water to cover them for an hour, or longer (even overnight). Drain and rinse.
  2. Add the spelt berries and water to a pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat, stir and cover.
  3. Gently boil for about 50 minutes, until all water is absorbed (may be slightly longer, but check to make sure it hasn’t dried out).
  4. Cooked spelt should be chewy and soft.