Wheat Berries, like dried beans, take a while to cook. I combined 1 part of berries with 4 part of water in a saucepan, brought to a boil, then covered and soaked overnight. (For food safety purposes, I place the covered container in the refrigerator overnight.) This morning, I drained the berries, added 4 parts of water, brought to a boil and simmered (covered) for 2 hours. Less time means a chewier berry. 1/4 cup of dry wheat berries makes 3/4 cup cooked.
Wheat Berry Steak Salad
(Serves 1)Heat oil in a saucepan. Add steak and tomatoes. Heat for 3 minutes.
1 ounce cooked sliced beef
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/3 cup grape tomatoes, halved
Stir in vinegar and mustard. Heat 1 minute.
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon grainy mustard
Serve steak mixture over greens. Top with cooked wheat berries. Garnish with apple slices.
1/3 cup apple slices
1/4 cup cooked wheat berries
1/2 cup spinach leaves
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