Instant Pot Wheat Berries


Make wheat berries in the Instant Pot, then use them as a nutty add-in or main ingredient for nearly any meal. They make a nice side dish, but can also be used in whole grain salads.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
5 cups


  • 6 cups water

  • 2 cups wheat berries

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot). Add water and wheat berries; stir once. Close and lock the lid. Select Manual pressure according to the manufacturer's instructions and set the timer for 27 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to the manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes, then switch to the quick-release method, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  3. Drain wheat berries and mix in salt.


Place a thin hand towel over the Instant Pot vent before flicking it open. I like to set my Instant Pot on a cool stove with the overhead vent on to pull the steam out of the house.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

126 Calories
1g Fat
27g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 126
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 5g
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 141mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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