How to cook Kamut grains?
I recommend soaking the grains overnight as this reduces the cooking time. But you can also cook the grains without soaking. Kamut berries can be cooked on the stove top or in a pressure cooker.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Soaking Time8 hrs
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 4 servings
- 200 g dried kamut grains [1 cup]
- 720 ml water [3 cups] more as required
- water for soaking
Soak the kamut grains in plenty of water for at least 12 hours or overnight.
The next day, drain and rinse the grains.
To cook kamut on the stove top:
Place the grains in a deep pot and add 3 cups fresh water. Bring to a boil then lower the heat to medium and simmer partially covered for about 40 minutes to 1 hour or until the grains are gorged and tender.
You may need to add a little more water during the cooking, especially if you haven’t soaked the grains. Check occasionally and add water as required.
To cook the kamut in a pressure cooker:
Add the grains and water to the cooker pot.
Set the cooker at maximum pressure for 22 minutes. Once the time is up, let the steam go down naturally before opening the cooker.
Drain the remaining liquid. The kamut grains are now ready to be used in recipes that call for cooked kamut berries.
Cooked kamut can be kept frozen for later use to save time. Portion them out and freeze. Then defrost, reheat and use whenever needed.
A serving of ¼ cup dried kamut (yielding ¾ cup cooked grains) contains:
160 calories | 32 g total carbohydrate | 1 g fat | 7 g protein
4 g dietary fiber (16 % of your daily needs)
4 g sugars
2% of your daily calcium
10% of your daily iron
* Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.