June 28, 2022 2 min read

This ancient grain is known for its incredible nutritional benefits. Kamut wheat berries that can be ground into flour or cooked whole. Cooked Kamut looks and tastes similar to rice, Kamut having a nutty taste and more of a round shape. Cooking with Kamut is very simple and it makes a hearty meal.


Kamut is super easy to cook with and does not require a lot of prep.

If you are grinding your Kamut into flour you do not need to rinse beforehand. Rinsing would cause the flour to have extra moisture and pack together too easily.

If you do need to rinse your Kamut before grinding, you can spread them out on a baking sheet and place them in the oven at a low temperature for a few minutes.

Doing this will remove the moisture so the wheat berries can be ground into flour.

You do need to rinse your Kamut if you are cooking it whole. Wash kamut in a sieve or strainer in the sink before soaking. After rinsing, soak the Kamut in fresh water for 6-8 hours or overnight before cooking.



Kamut is simple to prepare, and makes a very filling base. It can be used to make pilaf or added to salad.

It does not have much flavor when cooked plain, so cooking it with extra spices can help add some flavor.

Cooking it with stock or broth instead of water is another way to add flavor.

In a medium-size pot, add kamut and broth or water.

Bring to a boil and add a pinch of salt. Cover and reduce heat, let simmer for about 40 minutes to an hour.

They should be tender when fully cooked. Serve with your favorite vegetables, herbs, or seeds.

Grinding Kamut into flour is also a great use for it. It can be made into bread and many other baked goods.



Kamut flour stores much longer when placed in the freezer instead of the cabinet. It lasts for about 12 months in the freezer or 5-6 months if stored in a dry place.

Cooked Kamut can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or frozen for 7-8 weeks.

When storing whole, uncooked Kamut, keep it in a airtight container or sealed bag in a cool, dry place.



  Try our USDA certified organic Kamut Khorasan Wheat Berries  


Thanks for reading this Be Still Farms Blog article. To sign up for more news/articles and/or recipes, click here. For more about us, click here. To shop our certified organic products, click here.

Please comment and share and we look forward to serving you in the future!

Kinsey Taylor
Kinsey Taylor

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Healthy & Organic Living Blog

Is Buckwheat Gluten-Free? The Surprising Truth
Is Buckwheat Gluten-Free? The Surprising Truth

September 27, 2023 5 min read

Buckwheat is a nutritious and versatile pseudocereal, often mistaken for a grain due to its grain-like properties. Unlike true grains like wheat, barley, and rye, buckwheat is botanically related to sorrel, knotweed, and rhubarb. 
Whole Grain Goodness: Incorporating Basmati Rice into Your Diet
Whole Grain Goodness: Incorporating Basmati Rice into Your Diet

September 25, 2023 6 min read

Basmati rice is a special kind of rice. It smells great, has a unique taste, and looks long and skinny. People in the Indian subcontinent have been eating it for a very long time. What makes it healthy is that it's a whole grain, which means it keeps all the good stuff in it, like the bran and germ that are full of nutrients.
What is Colombian Coffee? Discover the Unique Characteristics of This World-Famous Coffee!
What is Colombian Coffee? Discover the Unique Characteristics of This World-Famous Coffee!

September 20, 2023 4 min read