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How to Cook Tasty Gluten-Free Job’s Tears

Discovering How to Cook Tasty Gluten-Free Job’s Tears is going to be your best learned cooking skill for 2017-2018 and beyond.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Cardiac Friendly, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Pasta, Rice and Stuffing, Summer Time Favorites, Vegan
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4
Calories: 263kcal
Author: HWC Magazine


  • 1 cup Job’s Tears seeds
    (gluten-free, organic)- 1 cup seeds of Job's Tears husks removed and uncooked
  • 3 cups water or enough to cover the job’s tears by about 2 inches in your pot.
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried red chili flakes
    or to desired heat level – can also use 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce or fresh chili to taste)
  • 1 inch Ginger
    knob peeled and grated (fresh)
  • 1 clove Garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 cup Bok choy
    chopped or any vegetable of choice
  • 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
    or tamari if want to keep gluten-free
  • Salt and white pepper
    to taste
  • Ground chili flakes optional for garnish


  • Rinse 1 cup dried Job’s Tears in a colander just like you would rice before cooking it.
  • Add your rinsed dried job’s Tears in a pot and add enough water to cover the Job’s Tears by a couple of inches. Put a lid on your pot.
  • Bring your job’s tears to a boil then reduce the heat to a slow simmer and cook for about 45- 55 minutes or until tender but chewy in texture.
  • Drain the job’s tears through a colander.
  • Add the olive oil, chili, ginger and garlic to the pan. Cook until aromatic about 30 seconds. Add the cooked job’s tears, chopped baby bok choy, soya sauce and salt and white pepper to taste. Toss until greens are vibrant green in color about 1 minute in the wok.
  • Garnish with chili if desired and enjoy!


Job’s Tears has many different names such as Coix seeds, HATO MUGI and Yi Yi Ren,  Adlay Millet, Adlay Seed, Chinese Pearl Barley, Coix, Coïx, Coix Lachrymal, Coix Lachryma-jobi, Coix Lacryma, Coix lacryma-jobi, Coix ma-yuen,  and many others. Sometimes, Job’s Tears can also be referred to as Chinese Barley but Jobs Tears are not barley, even though they look slightly similar.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 856IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 3mg