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Southwestern Wheat Berry Pilaf

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Category: Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 3/4 c Uncooked Wheat Berries
  • 2 Anaheim Chili Pepper
  • 1 c Diced Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Cu Jicama; Peeled And Diced
  • 3/4 c Minced Red Onion
  • 1/3 c Minced Fresh Cilantro
  • 3 tb Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 1/2 tb Olive Oil
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 2 Garlic Clove; Minced
  • 15 oz Black Beans; Rinsed And
  • -Drained
  • Cilantro Sprigs; Optional


Place wheat berries in a medium bowl; cover with water to 2 inches above

wheat berries. Cover and let stand 8 hours. Drain. Place wheat berries in a
medium saucepan; cover with water to 2 inches above wheat berries. Bring to
a boil; reduce heat, and cook uncovered, 1 hour or until tender. Drain and
set aside. Cut chilies in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes.
Place chile halves, skin side up, on a foil lines baking sheet; flatten
with hand. Broil chilies 8 minutes or until blackened. Place chilies in a
heavy duty zip top plastic bag, and seal; let stand 10 minutes. Peel
chilies and chop. Combine chilies, wheat berries, bell pepper, and next 8
ingredients (bell pepper through beans) in a large bowl; stir well. Serve
chilled or at room temperature. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

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