Wholy Living Recipe

Pressure Cooking Grains

Posted on Mar 12, 2009 under Breakfast Foods, Cereals

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  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup of grain
  • 1 tablespoon of oil per cup of grain (to subdue the foam)
  • 2 tablespoons for barley and oats.


Never fill a pressure cooker more than halfway with

 grain (this includes the water). Each grain needs a

 different amount of cooking time.


Cooking time starts when cooker is up to pressure.



  • Hulled barley- 18 minutes
  • Oat groats- 30 minutes
  • Rice- 15 minutes
  • Wild rice- 25 minutes
  • Wheat berries, spelt and kamut- 35 minutes


Save the broth for soup.