Cooking with Whole Grains

Cooking with whole grains is an essential piece of eating a diet based in whole foods. They're also quite simple to cook! Take a look at a few of our favorite basic grains and add them to your repertoire.


Grain: Liquid Ratio

Cooking Time*



1 cup: 3 1/2 cups 50-60 minute

Simple Barley

Brown Rice

1 cup: 2 cups 40-45 minutes

Brown Rice with Chicken
and Broccoli


1 cup: 2 1/2 cups 20-25 minutes

Bulgur Salad with Arugula, Pomegranate Seeds and
Toasted Hazelnuts


1 cup: 2 1/2 cups 20-25 minutes

Millet Breakfast Cereal with Mandarin Oranges and Dates


1 cup: 2 cups 15-20 minutes

Quinoa with Balsamic
Roasted Mushrooms

Hungry for more? Check out our complete guide to cooking with whole grains at every meal.

*Altitude may affect cooking times.


in-store Healthy Eating Specialist Curtis

"Set yourself up for success by making it easier and faster to make delicious, healthy meals at home than to eat out."

Curtis Whitwam

Healthy Eating & Green Mission Specialist
Tampa Store; Tampa, FL

Healthy Eating Specialists are available in many of our stores. Check our Store Locator to find out if there's one near you!