The 10 Healthiest Whole Grains and How to Cook Them

Whole grain foods are foods that have not been refined and feature the food in its natural state. Whole grains tend to have higher amounts of fiber which is great for cholesterol regulation and keeps your digestion regular. Also, since whole grains tend to have more fiber and less sugar you can expect to feel fuller longer. Check out this list of the 10 healthiest whole grains and how to cook them:

1.Brown Rice

How to Cook: 1:2 ratio of rice and water. Bring to boil and then reduce to simmer for about 18 minutes. Butter and salt optional.

2.Hulled Barley

How to Cook: 1:3 ratio of barley to water. Bring to boil and then reduce to simmer for about 40 minutes. Salt optional.

3.Whole-wheat bread

How to Cook: Bake with yeast.

4.Steel-Cut Oats

How to Cook: 1:3 ratio of oats to water. Bring water to a boil, add oats, and reduce to a simmer until soft, about 20 to 30 minutes.

5.Whole Rye

How to Cook: Methods include boiling, absorption and steaming.


How to Cook: Boil it. Salt and butter optional.

7.Dried Corn

How to Cook: Cause the kernel to pop by heating them in covered oil.

8.Whole Wheat Couscous

How to Cook: 1:1.5 ratio of couscous to water. Bring water to boil, add couscous, stir and cover, remove from heat and let sit for five minutes. Fluff with fork. Salt and butter optional.


How to Cook: Boil and simmer.

10.Whole-wheat Pasta

How to Cook: Boil 10 to 13 minutes and drain.