Grain Conversions – Dry To Cooked

August 22, 2017 0 Comments

Grain Conversions - Dry to Cooked

What Is the Dry To Cooked Grain Yield?

Have you noticed how many different types of grains there are today?  I’m learning about new varieties regularly especially since I’ve changed my diet because of my heart issues.  Eating more whole grains offer a satisfying way to make sure I’m getting all my nutrients while cutting calories and filling me up.

Seems like every month my cooking magazines are introducing me to some new exotic grain or I open a Blue Apron delivery and find some noteworthy grain.  I’m guessing these grains are not new to the universe and have been around for a long time so it’s interesting so many of these grains are now popular.

Along with these new exciting grains, there are many common varieties you’ve heard of but may not be sure how to cook or what a cup of dried grains yield. Below you’ll find my list of both common and exotic grains, how much water (or stock) you’ll need and how much they will yield. I’ll try to add to it when I learn about a new grain.

And be sure to check out my post 10 Grains That Are Really Good For You.

Amaranth – 1 cup 2 cups liquid yields 2    1/2 cups cooked
Arborio Rice – 1 cup 4 cups liquid yields 3 cups cooked
Barley – 1 cup 3 cups liquid yields 3    1/2 cups cooked
Brown Rice – 1 cup 2 – 1/2 cups liquid yields 3 cups cooked
Buckwheat – 1 cup 2 cups liquid yields 4 cups cooked
Bulgur – 1 cup 2 cups liquid yields 3 cups cooked
Chia –  1/3 cup 2 cups water yields 17 ounces gel
Cornmeal – 1 cup 4 cups liquid yields 2   1/2 cups cooked
Couscous, whole wheat – 1 cup 1 – 1/4 cups liquid yields 4 cups cooked
Farro – 1 cup 2 – 1/2 cups liquid yields 3 cups cooked
Freekeh – 1 cup 2 – 1/2 cups liquid yields 3 cups cooked
Hominy – 1 cup 5 cups liquid yields 3 cups cooked
Millet – 1 cup 2 – 1/2 cups liquid yields 4 cups cooked
Polenta – 1 cup 4 cups liquid  yields 2   1/2 cups cooked
Quinoa – 1 cup 2 cups liquid yields 3 cups cooked
Sorghum – 1 cup 3 cups liquid yields 3  1/2 cups cooked
Spelt Berries – 1 cup 4 cups liquid yields 3 cups cooked
Teff – 1 cup 3 cups liquid yields 2   1/2 cups cooked
Wheat Berries – 1 cup 4 cups liquid  yields 2 cups cooked

 

 

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