Waves of Grain – How to Cook These Simple Sides

French green lentils

1/2 lentils to 1 C water

Combine at beginning, bring to medium simmer where just a couple bubbles are seen

Reduce to lowest simmer

Uncovered 20-30

Then drain and salt at this point before serving


Beluga lentils

1 to 3

Boil liquid.

Add lentils.

Cook uncovered 20 mins.

Drain in a colander 



1/2 to 1

Bring water to boil

Add farro. Cover simmer 10 mins. Remove from heat and keep covered another 5


Wheat berries

1 to 3



Simmer covered 45-50 mins


Israeli cous cous

1 to 1/4-1



Simmer covered 10 mins


Regular cous cous

1 to 1

Boil. Add. Stir.

Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 5 mins



½ to 1 1/2

Boil water. Add. Cover.

Simmer. 25-30 mins



1/2 to 1

Combine and bring to boil.

Simmer, cover 10-15 until absorbed



1 to 1 1/2

Boil. Add.

Simmer covered 12 minutes

Remove from heat and let stand covered for another 10 mins


Steel cut oats

1 to 3 or 4 (depending if you want it thicker or thinner/creamier

Boil. Add.

Simmer uncovered 20-30, checking texture and stirring occasionally

Add ice cream or frozen berries to cool things down for serving

Make a larger batch and fridge for future breakfast reheats