How to Cook Grains?
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Start at medium- high heat to get the water up to a high simmer/boil with lid ajar approximately 5-8 minutes.  When you the place lid on reduce the heat down to medium-low the vapo valve will have steam venting out – don’t worry about this it takes a few minutes for the heat inside the pan to drop, when the vapo valve keeps clicking rapidly turn to low to tenderize.​

Grain (1 cup)                      Water           Cooking time         Yield 
Amaranth                           2.5 cups       15 minutes           2.5 cups
Barley, Hulled                    3 cups          40 minutes           4 cups
Buckwheat (Kasha)            2 cups           15 minutes          3 ½ cups
Bulgur                               1 ½ cups        15 minutes          3 cups
Cracked Wheat                  2 ½ cups        15 minutes          3 ½ cups
Cornmeal (Polenta)            2 ½ cups        7 minutes           3 ½ cups
Couscous                          2 cups           10 minutes          2 ¾ cups
Job’s Tears (toast 1st)        2 ½ cups       45 minutes          3 cups
Kamut                                3 cups           50 minutes          2 ¾ cups
Millet                                  2 cups           15 minutes          3 ½ cups
Oat Groats                         2 ¼ cups        50 minutes         2 ½ cups
Quinoa (keen-wa)              2 cups           15 minutes          2.5 cups
Rye Berries                        3 cups           50 minutes          2 ½ cups
Spelt                                  3 cups           60 minutes          2 cups
Teff                                     3 cups            10 minutes          3 cups
Triticale                              3 cups           45 minutes           3 cups
Wheat Berries, Hard (Red) 2 cups           1 ½ hours            3 cups
 
Brown long grain varieties 
Add 2 cups of water for every 1 cup of rice, Start at medium- high heat to get the water up to a high simmer/boil with lid ajar approximately 5-8 minutes.  When you the place lid on reduce the heat down to medium-low the vapo valve will have steam venting out – don’t worry about this it takes a few minutes for the heat inside the pan to drop, when the vapo valve keeps clicking rapidly turn to low to tenderize. Takes a total of 35 minutes


Brown short grain varieties 
Add 2 1/2 cups of water for every 1 cup of rice, Start at medium- high heat to get the water up to a high simmer/boil with lid ajar approximately 5-8 minutes.  When you the place lid on reduce the heat down to medium-low the vapo valve will have steam venting out – don’t worry about this it takes a few minutes for the heat inside the pan to drop, when the vapo valve keeps clicking rapidly turn to low to tenderize. Takes a total of 45 minutes


White varieties
Add  1 ¾ cup of water for every 1 cup of white rice , Start at medium- high heat to get the water up to a high simmer/boil with lid ajar approximately 3-5 minutes.  When you the place lid on reduce the heat down to low the vapo valve will have steam venting out – don’t worry about this it takes a few minutes for the heat inside the pan to drop, if  the vapo valve keeps clicking rapidly turn to a lower temperature to tenderize. Takes a total of 15-25 minutes


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If you’re using the electric oil core skillet start at   Rice 1 setting with a 2-1 ratio.
There are two automatic rice settings on your temperature control probe. They are set by pressing the TEMP button and then pressing the down arrow (press once for Rice 1 and twice for Rice 2); you then press TEMP again to start the process. The cookbook says you can ignore the Rice 2 setting, but as you will see, there can be great value in the Rice 2 setting for many “non-rice” recipes. To get the greatest value from the Rice 1 & 2 settings, it is helpful to know how they are programmed: Rice 1 takes the temperature to 250°F/121°C, then drops and holds the temperature at 200°F/93°C for 20 minutes and then drops and holds the temperature at 150°F/ 66°C (the lowest setting) for 12 hours;

Rice 2 takes the temperature initially to 265°F/129°C degrees and then drops the temperature as on Rice 1. This may sound a lot like how your Saladmaster cookware works: you place your skillet on medium heat, wait for the Vapo-Valve™ to click, and then turn the heat to low. Well the rice settings achieve the same goal - except it does it automatically!