Whole Wheat Berries And Scallions
|Whole wheat berries||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Unsalted butter||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Garlic||1 Clove (5 gm), minced|
|Red pepper||1⁄2 , diced|
|Scallions||3 , chopped|
Place the berries in a 3- to 4-quart pot with 2 quarts of water.
Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and cook, partially covered, at a rapid simmer for 1 hour, or until the berries are tender but still very crunchy.
Check the pot occasionally to see that the water has not evaporated, and add more boiling water if necessary.
Drain the berries in a strainer; you should have about 2 cups.
Melt the butter in a skillet, then add the garlic and toss for 2 minutes over medium-high heat.
Remove the garlic and add the red pepper; saute for 4 or 5 minutes, then add the scallions and toss for 1 minute more.
Add the drained berries, stir briefly to combine, and serve.
Wheat berries can also make a terrific salad; simply toss the drained, hot berries with Spa Vinaigrette and let them cool to room temperature before serving.
Diced red onion, peppers, and fresh herbs all make nice additions to this hearty salad.