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.