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Because we manufacture the Lee Household Flour Mill, we often talk about making flour out of grains. However, most grains can also be cooked whole, similar to cooking rice. Cooking whole grains is a great way to get their nutritional benefits if you don’t have the time or ability to make them into flour for baking.

Whole grains contain dietary fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B6 and more, making them an important and versatile food to help give our bodies what they need. The USDA recommends 3 servings of whole grains per day*. Cooking whole grains to be included as part of a salad, as a side dish, or as a replacement for white rice are easy ways to consume the recommended daily amount.

Cooking whole grains is very easy. Like rice, you simply put the grains in water, bring to a boil and simmer until the water is absorbed. Once done, there are a variety of ways to use them as an ingredient. Need ideas? Try some of our recipes:

Red Wheat Berry Salad

Quinoa Apple Pie Breakfast Bowl (gluten-free)

Buckwheat Soup (gluten-free)

Many more whole grain recipes can be found in our Recipe section.

Whether you’re baking or cooking, whole grains are an essential part of making delicious and nutritious food. Shop our selection of organic whole grains, including buckwheat (gluten-free), oats (gluten-free), quinoa (gluten-free), einkorn, spelt, emmer, and more. Each of the organic whole grains we sell can be cooked whole, except for whole buckwheat. Due to its hard outer hull still being intact, whole buckwheat can only be milled into flour.


*https://www.cnpp.usda.gov/dietary-guidelines

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