Spelled is washed before cooking, soaked in cold water for an hour for greater softness, poured into a spacious saucepan with cold water and boiled for half an hour after boiling over low heat under a lid. The proportions of spelt and water are 1:2 for crumbly cereals, and for viscous porridge 1:3. If spelled is not soaked, then cook for 35 minutes, but the consistency of the cereal will be a little tougher.
How to cook spelled
- 1. Rinse spelled in a sieve, put in a saucepan.
- Rinse spelled with water and pour in a saucepan 3 centimeters above the level of spelled.
- Leave spelled for half an hour at room temperature.
- Rinse the cereal again, drain the water, transfer to a saucepan.
- Pour spelled with fresh water in a ratio of 1:3 – for example, for 1 glass of spelled 3 cups of water.
- Add salt.
- Put spelled on the fire, cover with a lid, cook over low heat for 30 minutes after boiling.
- Add salt to the porridge, add butter (butter or vegetable) and mix.
So, how much to cook spelled? – An optional soaking takes an hour, about 10 minutes for boiling water and 30 minutes for boiling. Just 1 hour 40 minutes.
How to quickly cook spelled
You will need – 1 glass of spelt, 3 glasses of water.
1. Rinse spelled, put in a saucepan.
2. Pour spelled with water – 3 times more than cereals (3 cups of water for 1 glass of spelled).
3. Put the pan with spelled on the fire, bring to a boil.
4. Add salt, cook for 35 minutes.
5. After cooking, leave for 20 minutes.
Do I need to soak spelled? Since spelt is crushed wild wheat, of course soaking will make the grits softer. There are quite a lot of spelled varieties and there are hard-grain varieties – they will cook without soaking for quite a long time and can boil into porridge. However, if spelled has already been checked and without soaking it is enough to add a small amount of cooking time, then you can skip this step.
For morning cereals, spelled can be cooked with sugar and fruit additives. For greater nutritional value, you can cook spelled porridge in milk. To enhance the taste, spelled can be soaked not in water, but in kefir or yogurt.
For garnish, spelled after cooking can be fried with onions, carrots, seasonal vegetables, mushrooms .
The price of spelled is from 150 rubles / 400 grams. (on average in Moscow as of June 2019), cereals can be found in large hypermarkets. Despite the price and the fact that spelled is considered a rather rare cereal, be prepared for the fact that the cereal may turn out to be with pebbles and vegetable husks – you need to select the pebbles and remove the husk by washing the cereal.
Other cereals that, along with spelt, are made from wheat are semolina , Poltava groats, bulgur , couscous . The taste of boiled spelled is very reminiscent of semolina and “asks” to supplement itself with butter.
Calorie spelled – 337 kcal / 100 grams.
Spelled is very boiled soft – from 170 grams of dry cereal, 780 grams of garnish is obtained.
Spelled is a semi-wild wheat, it is coarser and less productive, it is quite difficult to process it for convenient preparation. For a long time, spelled was no longer produced – it is necessary to collect and process wild wheat with the involvement of manual labor. However, now, during the fashion for ecological nutrition, spelled has received a new round of production.
Spelled is mentioned by Pushkin in The Tale of the Priest and His Worker Balda. According to the plot of the tale, Balda agrees to cruel working conditions in exchange for 3 schelbans and food in the form of boiled spelled. I must say that Balda’s calculation was pragmatic: spelled is really considered very nutritious and healthy, it can saturate and give strength for a long time. Homer’s emmer is mentioned in the Odyssey, mentioned in the Bible.
Benefit is considered more useful than wheat.
Other names for cereals are spelled, kamut, two-grain.
Store spelled in a dry, dark place for up to 2 years.