How does one cook kamut? How long? Can it be microwaved?

  • Posted by: Jaynor
  • December 14, 2011


JamieMama December 20, 2011
KAMUT(R) khorasan has a higher protein content than regular wheat and requires more cooking time. Soaking overnight reduces stove top time. A good rule of thumb is 1 1/2 to 2 hours simmering in a covered pot.
susan G. December 14, 2011
Assuming you mean the whole grain, soaking overnight will reduce cooking time. Prep and cooking should be the same as wheat berries, for example (Kamut is closely related to our common wheat).
hardlikearmour December 14, 2011
Oh... I forgot to add how to cook it. Cover with about 2 inches of water and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Can be covered or uncovered. If uncovered you will likely need to add water to keep the grains submerged.
hardlikearmour December 14, 2011
It takes about 1& 1/2 to 2 hours to cook on the stove top. I don't know about microwaving it.
Recommended by Food52