Whole grains add crunch and nutty flavor to dishes. Here I use barley in a rich-tasting risotto with broccoli, millet in Cheddar-buttermilk biscuits and wheat berries in a flavorful chicken salad. These recipes may give you ideas for adding whole grains to pancakes, muffins, quick breads, soups, stews and casseroles.
Whole grains such as barley, millet and oat groats should be softened by soaking or cooking. Drained, they may be stored in a plastic bag five days in the refrigerator or a month in the freezer.