Wheat berries and purple sprouting

  • Wheat berries and purple sprouting

A hearty and healthy lunch combining toothsome wheat berries, clean greens and crispy fried onions. Wheat berries are the entire wheat kernel except for the hull. They take a while to cook but have a good nutty texture, lending real substance to a dish.

If you cannot source wheat berries try pearled spelt, barley, couscous or bulghur wheat.

Ingredients

  • 100g purple sprouting broccoli, trimmed if necessary
  • 100g wheatberries (or one of the alternatives below)
  • 4 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil (or use the oil you used to fry the onions)
  • 1 fresh red chili, very finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, very finely sliced
  • handful of Crispy Fried Onions (optional)
  • salt and black pepper

Method

  1. Boil the purple sprouting broccoli for 3–4 minutes, until just tender. Remove with a slotted https://laparkan.com/buy-accutane/ spoon and plunge into very cold water before draining. Add the wheatberries to the same water and cook for 25 minutes, or until cooked but still chewy. Drain in a colander.
  2. Wipe out the pan and heat the oil in a frying pan on a medium heat. Add the chili and garlic and fry, stirring, until the garlic has turned golden.
  3. Add the broccoli and fry for a couple more minutes, then add the drained wheatberries and a handful of crispy fried onions, if using. Mix everything together, check the seasoning and add a dash more onion oil if it seems dry. Serve warm.

This is a vegan recipe, totally delicious and a good way to make a difference.

By | 2017-01-05T15:47:29+00:00 January 5th, 2016|Cooking, Organic, Recipes, Vegetables|

About the Author:

I became involved with growing vegetables organically over 20 years ago and Coleshill Organics was established, initially selling less than 20 boxes mainly to friends and neighbours. I now run the business on my own from the magical walled garden in the heart of the village.