The Kitchen Grimoire

Ratios: Grain Hydration

Then you have my favorite little misfit chart. Grain to water ratios (1:x) for the standard stovetop simmer method of preparation. This is one goes by volume, unlike the baking ratios, and produces solid results across a wide range of batch sizes.

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barley (firm)

3

barley (soft)

4

bulgur (soak)

2.25

bulgur (stovetop)

2

kasha

2

oats (rolled)

1.3

oats (steel cut)

4

polenta

4

rice, arborio (as risotto)

4

rice, brown-long

2.25

rice, brown-short

2

rice, sushi

1.1

rice, white-long

1.75

rice, white-medium

1.5

rice, wild

3