1 cup uncooked wheat berries
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped seeded cucumber
1/2 cup shredded carrot
4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
2 tablespoons sesame seed, toasted
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon Thai chili garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1. In 2-quart saucepan, heat wheat berries and chicken broth to boiling over high heat; stir. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer about 1 hour or until wheat is tender. Drain and cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in small jar with tight-fitting lid, mix dressing ingredients. Cover; shake well.
3. In medium bowl, mix remaining salad ingredients. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. If making ahead, add toasted sesame seed just before serving.
Wheat Berry is a whole grain. According to Wikipedia it says this about them.
The term wheatberry or wheat berry refers to the entire wheat kernel (except for the hull), comprising the bran, germ, and endosperm. Wheatberries have a tan to reddish brown color and are available as either a hard or soft processed grain. They are often added to salads or baked into bread to add a crunchy texture; as a whole grain, they also provide nutritional benefits since they are an excellent source of dietary fiber.
Wheatberries are the primary ingredient in an Eastern European Christmas porridge called kutya.
I don’t know a lot about wheat berry, but I do know this. Wheat Berry is pretty good. It is kind of bland though so you need a recipe like this one to spice it This recipe was adapted from a Pillsbury magazine called Potlucks. It was the same magazine I got the Dulce De Leche Bars from. Pillsbury has so many good recipes. This recipe surprised me because most of the recipes Pillsbury has are high in fat and calories like those bars I made. It doesn’t hurt to treat yourself every now and then though. I was curious to try wheat berry because I had seen it mentioned in the Cooking Light magazine. Also, Cooking Light mentioned that grains are a part of healthy diet and it seems like everybody is trying to eat healthier these days. So, why not try some wheat berry in your next meal? Some other examples of whole grains are popcorn, bulgar, and oats.