Saturday, February 4, 2012

Wheat Berry-Brown Rice Pilaf

This is an experimental dish that I plan on making tonight as an accompaniment to roast brisket. The wheat berries are from my CSA, Grasshopper Distributions.

  • 5 c. water or chicken broth
  • 1 c.wheat berries
  • 1 c. brown rice
  • 3 t. butter
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/8 t. salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 t. thyme
  • 2 t. dried parsley
  • 8 oz. can mushroom stems and pieces


  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium sauce pan.
  2. Add wheat berries, reduce heat to a slow simmer, cover and cook for 1 hour.
  3. Add brown rice and cook for 30 minutes.
  4. During this time, melt butter in a skillet. Saute vegetables until translucent.
  5. Add vegetables, herbs, spices, and mushrooms to rice and wheat berries. Cover and cook an additional 30 minutes or until grains are tender.

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