Healthy Whole Grain Salad

Healthy Whole Grain Salad

Healthy Whole Grain Salad
Everybody needs their source of healthy whole grains. Now, you can get it from this scrumptious salad bursting with nutrients and flavor.
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8 servings

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

Methods/steps
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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