Old Fashioned Hulled Wheat


1 cup hulled wheat
3 cups water
1 teaspoon salt

Makes 4 servings.


  • Look the wheat over carefully and remove any foreign matter. Then add the water and soak 8 to 10 hours, or overnight.
  • Add the salt, cook directly over the heat  for 1/2 hour, and then finish cooking in a double boiler for about 3 hours.
  • Serve with cream or milk and sugar.

Real Cooking

Did You Know?
Wheat is widely cultivated as a cash crop because it produces a good yield per unit area, grows well in a temperate climate even with a moderately short growing season, and yields a versatile, high-quality flour that is widely used in baking. Most breads are made with wheat flour, including many breads named for the other grains they contain like most rye and oat breads. The popularity of foods made from wheat flour creates a large demand for the grain, even in economies with significant food surpluses.