Wheat Berry Recipes: KAMUT Wheat Dressing

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Last Updated on June 24, 2019 by Ellen Christian

Wheat berries are the entire wheat kernel (except the hull).  A wheat berry contains the bran, germ, and endosperm. You can use wheat berries to grind home milled flour, sprout them, or cook with them in a number of wheat berry recipes.  When I was sent a product to prepare a recipe for my site using KAMUT® wheat berries, I was a bit intimidated.  While I know what wheat berries are and have read about cooking with them, I had never actually made any wheat berry recipes myself. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Wheat Berry Recipes: KAMUT Wheat Dressing

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Wheat Berry Recipes: KAMUT Wheat Dressing
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Since I had a whole chicken I picked up at our food coop, I decided that a KAMUT® Wheat Berry Dressing would be the perfect recipe to try. This recipe was provided to me by KAMUT®.  I substituted dried cranberries for the golden raisins the recipe called for since that’s what I had in the pantry.

Wheat Berry Recipes: KAMUT Wheat Dressing
Wheat berries after simmering for two hours

The first step is to cook the wheat berries so that they are chewy.  This takes about two hours so it is best to prepare the recipe ahead of time and then reheat it when you need it.

Wheat Berry Recipes: KAMUT Wheat Dressing
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While you are cooking the wheat berries, you can continue on with the other steps.  If everything is hot when you place it in the baking dish, you really only need to cook it for a few minutes.  You could probably skip the cooking in the oven step if you wanted to as well.

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Yields 8

KAMUT Wheat Dressing

2 hrPrep Time

30 minCook Time

2 hr, 30 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pound fresh Shitake mushrooms (remove stems for use and finely slice the caps)
  • 1 cup KAMUT wheat berries
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 finely chopped medium onions
  • 2 finely chopped Granny Smith apples
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp chopped fennel seeds
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Boil the water and add KAMUT berries. Cover and simmer for 2 hours until plump and chew, adding more water as necessary. Drain and let cool.
  2. Combine chicken stock and shitake mushroom stalks. Boil, remove from heat and steep for 30 minutes.
  3. Strain stock,return to saucepan, add wild rice, salt and bay leaf. Cover and cook for one hour, adding more liquid during cooking if necessary.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a non stick pan and add onions, salt and pepper and cook until brown. Add the apples and fennel seeds and continue cooking for another 3 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a large shallow baking dish. Add the last tbsp of oil to the pan and cook sliced shitake mushrooms until brown. Season with salt and pepper and add to the baking dish. Stir KAMUT, wild rice and golden raisins into the dish, cover and bake in 400F oven for 24-30 minutes. Can be kept in refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat before serving or use as stuffing for the bird.
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Wheat Berry Recipes: KAMUT Wheat Dressing
Cooked KAMUT Wheat Dressing

Wheat Berry Recipes: KAMUT Wheat Dressing

KAMUT® has a variety of different products including wheat berries, pasta, flours, and mixes. Now that I know how to use wheat berries, I will definitely be trying more wheat berry recipes.

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40 thoughts on “Wheat Berry Recipes: KAMUT Wheat Dressing”

  1. It's so funny that you posted this, because I just made an old favorite wheat berry recipe on Monday and took pictures so I could finally share the recipe! My sister introduced me to cooking with wheat berries years ago, and we LOVE using them!
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  2. I haven't had wheat berries in years, since I was a little girl and my paternal grandmother made them for breakfast! I'm thinking about trying them again!
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  3. I have never heard of wheat berries, but they sure do look like they make a great side dish! I really like that they are non-GMO...we are working to clear out more processed foods from our diets.
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  4. Now that's whole living - I wasn't sure about the principle of the whole berry, but your dressing looks great! The cranberries give it some color.
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  5. What berries do look super cool! I never knew they existed, but will probably never be able to try them since my daughter is celiacs. 
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  6. I didn't even know there was such a thing as wheat berries. This dish looks amazing - and I would assume very filling. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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  7. Your recipe looks pretty easy! Thanks for the head's up that it takes two hours, this is definitely a make-ahead of time recipe!
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  8. I love Kamut and this dressing looks awesome. I would sub cranberries and walnuts  for the rasins and apples as I dont care for those. The grains are yummy
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  9. I can't say I've ever heard of wheat berries before your post but they look quite interesting! I would definitely be a little intimidated to cook with them, too though; it looks like you did a fabulous job! That's quite a healthy, organic meal you produced there :)
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  10. I have always been curious about wheat berries, and now I have a better idea about the healthy grain.  I will definitely have to try your recipe.  It looks hearty for a toasty winter meal.
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