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Creamy Wheat Berry Hot Cereal

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/creamy_wheat_berry_hot_cereal.html

From EatingWell:  March/April 2007, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

This warming whole-grain hot cereal recipe pairs cooked wheat berries with rolled oats, fruit and nuts for a filling fiber-rich breakfast. Using a microwave makes preparation speedy, especially if you’ve thawed frozen cooked wheat berries overnight in the refrigerator.

4 servings | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients

Cooked Wheat Berries (makes 4 1/2 cups)

Creamy Wheat Berry Hot Cereal

Preparation

  1. To prepare the wheat berries: Sort through wheat berries carefully, discarding any stones. Rinse well under cool running water. Place in a large heavy saucepan. Add water and salt Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer gently for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Drain and rinse. (Makes about 4 1/2 cups.)
  2. To prepare the hot cereal: Place oats, raisins, milk (or soymilk) and salt in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Stir to combine. Microwave on High, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Stir in 1 1/4 cups cooked wheat berries and microwave again until hot, 1 to 2 minutes more. Let stand for 1 minute. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and serve. (Refrigerate or freeze leftover wheat berries.)

Nutrition

Per serving : 453 Calories; 8 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 3 mg Cholesterol; 80 g Carbohydrates; 19 g Protein; 9 g Fiber; 399 mg Sodium; 509 mg Potassium

5 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 nonfat milk, 1 fat

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