|Gorgeous bowl handmade by my beautiful niece|
3 Grain Salad (click here for printable recipe)
5 cups water
4 teaspoons vegetable-flavor instant bouillon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup uncooked wheat berries, rinsed
1/3 cup uncooked medium pearl barley
1/3 cup uncooked regular long-grain brown rice
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped unpeeled red apple (1 to 2 medium)
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup raisins ( I used Craisins)
1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted, chopped
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
3/4 teaspoon grated ginger root
In 3-quart saucepan, bring water, bouillon and salt to a boil over medium-high heat. Add wheat berries; return to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Add barley and rice; cook an additional 50 minutes or until all grains are tender. Drain.
In large serving bowl, combine wheat berry mixture, apple, onion and raisins; mix well.
In small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients; mix well.
Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate 2 to 6 hours before serving. Just before serving, fold in pecans.
*Instant brown rice, can be substituted for the regular brown rice, add 1/3 cup instant brown rice 40 minutes after adding the barley.
*To toast pecan halves, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 350°F. for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Or spread pecan halves in thin layer in microwave-safe pie pan. Microwave on High for 4 to 7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.
|Just in case you don't know much about Wheat Berries or Barley here are some photos to help you when you look for them. I found Barley by the rice and Wheat Berries located in the specialty health food section. I hope that helps!|