April 25, 2009

Saturday Recipe 1

Healthy Whole Grain Salad

Makes: 8 servings

Created by The MDM Team, Monday, December 10, 2007
Everybody needs their source of healthy whole grains. Now, you can get it from this scrumptious salad bursting with nutrients and flavor.

1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup chopped shallots
1 cup brown rice
1 cup wild rice
1 cup wheat berries
2 cups water
2 cups chicken stock or vegetable broth
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup dried currants

1/2 cup sherry wine vinegar
2 tbsp. walnut oil or olive oil
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted

Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat; add shallots and saut until translucent, about 5 minutes; add brown rice, wild rice and wheat berries; stir to coat; add 2 cups water and 2 cups stock; bring to boil; reduce heat to low; cover and cook until grains are tender and liquid is absorbed, about 40 minutes; remove from heat; stir cranberries, apricots and currants into grains; cool to room temperature. Whisk vinegar and walnut oil sage in small bowl to blend; pour over salad and toss to coat; season generously with salt and pepper; stir pecans into salad and serve.

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