Wheatberries and Chives

Recipe courtesy of Harvard University Dining Services

Serves 4wheatberries-chives (wheatberries-chives.gif)

  • ¾ cup wheatberries
  • ¼ cup brown rice
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped

Reconstitute the raisins by microwaving them in 1 cup of water for 2 minutes; drain.

In a medium saucepan, bring the broth to a boil over high heat.

Add the wheatberries to the pan, reduce the heat to low, and cover. Simmer the wheatberries for about 30 minutes, then add the brown rice, and cover. Continue simmering the grains until all the liquid has been absorbed and the grains are tender, an additional 30 to 40 minutes. If the grains dry out before they are tender, add a small amount of water, as needed.

Meanwhile, warm the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until it is tender. Set aside.

When the grains are tender, remove from the heat. Add the onions, raisins, and chives, toss gently, and serve.

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories: 320⁄ Protein: 9 g⁄ Carbohydrate: 65 g⁄ Fiber: 7 g⁄ Sodium: 310 mg
Saturated fat: 0.7 g⁄ Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9 g⁄ Monounsaturated fat: 2.8 g
Trans fat: 0 g⁄ Cholesterol: 0 mg

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