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How To Cook Kamut

By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Cook Kamut

Kamut is the trademark registered for khorasan wheat, an ancient Egyptian grain that was introduced to the West during the mid-20th century. Kamut grain is organic, it contains around 15% protein, it is high in selenium, and plays a significant role in thyroid gland functioning. It is known for its buttery rich flavor, and lasts longer than wheat due to the low moisture levels in it. Kamut can be cooked in a variety of ways and recipes. Here at OneHowTo.com, we will tell you how to cook kamut.

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Steam kamut

One way to cook kamut is to steam it and use it to replace rice. To do that, pre-soak the kamut grains overnight, boil with two or three times the amount of water in a pan, add the kamut to it, and let it simmer for around 45 minutes. You may also steam it with the same amount of water, and let simmer for around 60 minutes. Once the kamut has been steamed, you can use it the same way you use rice.

How To Cook Kamut - Steam kamut
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Make kamut salad

With kamut grains cooked in a pressure cooker, you can make a fantastic salad that goes great with grilled lamb or roast chicken. Combine olive oil, agave and pomegranate molasses in a jar, add pepper and salt to taste, and set aside. Add cooked kamut, cranberries, cucumber and crumbed feta cheese to the jar, toss well, and enjoy.

How To Cook Kamut - Make kamut salad

Kamut soup recipe

Kamut, mixed with chicken or vegetable broth and some veggies, makes a yummy yet nutritious soup. Place a handful of kamut grains in a bowl, pour boiling water over it, and let it stand for half an hour. Heat oil in a pot, add parsley, onion, thyme, tarragon, garlic and celery to it, and cook for 10 minutes. Add the broth, bay leaves and kamut to this mixture, boil, and let it simmer for 30 minutes. Garnish with celery leaves and serve hot.

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Cook kamut pasta

Kamut pasta is readily available in the market, but you can make your own at home. To do that, grind kamut grains in a grinder to make kamut flour, add egg yolk and water to it, make dough and process it through a pasta machine in the shape of noodles. Boil these noodles for 3-4 minutes, and add your favorite ingredients to make a yummy kamut pasta dish.

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Make a pilaf with kamut grains

This golden colored, nutrient rich whole grain makes a great pilaf with vegetables. Preheat your oven to 400˚C (752˚F). In the meantime, put the kamut grains in a sieve, rinse under cold water, transfer to a saucepan, and add water to cover it by 2 inches. Boil it, and let it simmer for 2 hours. Now, drain the water and transfer to a big bowl. In the oven, place squash and cauliflower on baking sheets, drizzle with olive oil, and roast until crisp and golden. Add olive oil in a saucepan, add shallots and onions to it, and season with pepper and salt. Now, add cumin, cayenne pepper, curry powder, mustard seeds, cook for a minute, and then add sherry vinegar. When done, pour this mixture on the kamut berries, add some lemon juice to it, and stir well. Add almonds and parsley leaves to it and serve warm.

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How To Cook Kamut - Make a pilaf with kamut grains

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