Rye kernels are a grain similar to wheat in that they can be ground into flour to make bread. In flake form, they also resemble and can be used like oatmeal. The kernels can also be cooked and used as a grain side dish. Rye binds with water and expands in your stomach to make you feel full, making it a good food to eat if you are working to lose weight. Identifiable by their grayish-green to yellowish color, rye grains are an excellent source of fiber and contain a high amount of selenium, phosphorus, protein and magnesium.
Rinse thoroughly (as always) and add one part rye to between 2 and 3 parts water or vegetable stock. Simmer for around an hour and a half. Or you can soak them overnight and simmer for around 40 minutes.
Rye is a cereal grain that looks like wheat but is longer and more slender and varies in color from yellowish brown to grayish green. It is generally available in its whole or cracked grain form or as flour or flakes that look similar to old-fashioned oats. Because it is difficult to separate the germ and bran from the endosperm of rye, rye flour usually retains a large quantity of nutrients, in contrast to refined wheat flour.
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