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Roasted Grains via Stovetop Using Wok {Easy Way}

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Roasted Grain via Stovetop Using Wok {Easy Efficient Way}

Roasted grains such as barley, rice and wheat via stovetop using wok is easy, direct and energy efficient. An old-fashioned method used since ancient time.

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How to make roasted grains via stovetop using wok?

The First step is to wash and rinse the grains

I am roasting hard winter white wheat today. Place 2 pounds of white wheat berries into a strainer, wash and rinse well under the running water. Rest the strainer over a pot or saucepan and let the grains air dry. Fold and mix from time to time for quicker air dry process.

Rinsed white wheat after air dry
Rinsed white wheat after air dry

The Second is to heat a wok first for roasted grains

Turn the heat to medium and heat a wok for 2 minutes.

The Third is to toast grains on medium heat

Add the air dried and cleaned grains into the wok, use a wooden turner to fold and mix for about 3 minutes.

Toast Grains using wok via stovetop

The Fourth is to roast grains in a thin layer on low heat

Spread grains in thin layers in the wok to roast at low heat

Turn the heat to low. Use the wooden turner to push and spread out the grains along the surface into a thin layer and let it cook for 3 minutes. After that, fold and mix for about 15 seconds and then spread out the grains again into a thin layer and let it cook for additional 3 minutes.

Repeat this for another 7 times. Grains may start to pop in the wok after about 20 minutes.

By the way, this works very well for multi-tasking . For example, when you are prepping a meal in the kitchen, you can roast some grains at the same time. All you need to do is to fold and mix, and then spread out into thin layer every 3 minutes.

The Fifth is to continue to roast in a thin layer on simmer

Roast grains in the wok in a thin layer via stovetop
Roast grains in the wok in a thin layer via stovetop

Turn the heat to simmer, and use the similar method as before. Fold and mix the grains using a wooden turner for about 15 seconds. Then spread out the grains into a thin layer and let them cook for 3 minutes. Repeat for 3 times.

Last but not least, wait for the grains to cool down and store in air-tight glass jars for daily use

Roasting grains via stovetop using wok
Freshly Roasted Grains via stovetop using wok

All done! Grains are fully cooked. Let the grains cool down to room temperature and then store in air-tight glass jars for daily use. They can last at least 6 months, if not longer.

Enjoy naturally aromatically roasted grains that look absolutely appetizing too!

Roasted Grains via Stovetop Using Wok {Easy Way}
Roasted Grains via Stovetop Using Wok {Easy Way}

Make a Korean Barley Tea using roasted barley or white wheat. Enjoy a cup of soothing, tasty and healthy tea!

Korean Barley Tea {Homemade}
Korean Barley Tea {Homemade}
Roasted Grain via Stovetop Using Wok {Easy Efficient Way}

Roasted Grains via Stovetop Using Wok Recipe

Yield: 24 servings
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 42 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Roasted grains such as barleyrice and wheat via stovetop using wok is easy, direct and energy efficient. An old-fashioned method used since ancient time. 

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs grains, such as wheat, barley or rice

Instructions

  1. Measuring 2 pounds grains. I am roasting winter white wheat today.
    Hard white wheat for roasted grains via stovetop using wok
  2. Place them into a strainer, wash and rinse well. Rest the strainer over a pot or saucepan and let the grains air dry. Fold and mix from time to time for quicker air dry process. You can do this well
    Rinse Wheat for roasted grains via stovetop using wok
  3. Turn the heat to medium and heat a wok for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the air dried and cleaned grins into the wok. Use a wooden turner to fold and mix for about 3 minutes.
    Toast Grains using wok via stovetop
  5. Turn the heat to low. Use the wooden turner to push and spread out the grains along the surface into a thin layer and let it cook for 3 minutes.
    Spread grains in thin layers in the wok to roast at low heat
  6. Fold and mix for about 15 seconds and then spread out the grains again into a thin layer and let it cook for additional 3 minutes.
  7. Repeat this for another 7 times. Grains may start to pop in the wok after about 20 minutes.
  8. Turn the heat to simmer. Fold and mix the grains using a wooden turner for about 15 seconds and then spread the grains out into a thin layer and let them cook for 3 minutes.
  9. Repeat for 3 times.
    Roasting grains via stovetop using wok
  10. All done. Enjoy a naturally aromatically roasted grains that looks absolutely appetizing too! Wait it to cool to room temperature before storing them in a air tight glass container or bottle.
    Roasted Grains via Stovetop Using a Wok

Notes

  • It takes time to air dry the grains after washing. You can wash and rinse the grains one day prior.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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