Yummy Whole Grain Wheat Pilaf (Wheat Berry)

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

I made this tonight and we thought it was great. Even my 20-month old daughter LOVED it and that's saying something. I know a lot of people want more whole foods in their diet but have no clue what to do with them. Whole grains can get pretty intimidating. This is a healthy, whole grain recipe that's easy as can be. I've listed the fruit and nuts at the end as optional because this is good with or without those ingredients. I like it without. You can also add some grilled chicken or shrimp and make it an entree. Let your mood dictate how you make it. :) Also, I entered this under the Kid Pleaser category only because my picky 20-month old loved this so much! :D

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Rinse the wheat berries.
  2. Bring 2 cups water to a boil in medium saucepan and dissolve the bouillon cubes.
  3. Add the rinsed wheat berries and cover.
  4. Return to boil then reduce heat to simmer for 45 to 50 minutes until most of the liquid is absorbed and grains are firm yet chewy.
  5. In a large skillet,heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  6. Add onions and saute for about 5 minutes until translucent.
  7. Reduce heat to medium and stir in the garlic and carrots, cooking 3 minutes.
  8. Add the mushrooms and saute until their released liquid has evaporated--about 10 minutes.
  9. Push the veggies off to the side and use the free space in the skillet to scramble the beaten eggs.
  10. Stir in the cooked wheat berries, pepper, onion salt and any OPTIONAL items you're going to add.
  11. Cook 2 or 3 more minutes to heat through.
  12. Voila!