Saturday, January 23, 2016

Cranberry Walnut Grain Medley

A healthy, filling meal that is packed with ingredients that are good for you. It has sweet, salty, spicy, it's crunchy and soft. It's easy to prepare and you don't have to serve it right away. It should be served cold so you can make it in advance and store in the fridge. Also, feel free to experiment. Add other nuts, dried fruits, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, orange or lemon zest, maple syrup, etc. Possibilities are endless!

Cranberry Walnut Grain Medley

1 T oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cl garlic, minced
100g / 3.5 oz dried cranberries
100g / 3.5 oz pearl barley
100g / 3.5 oz brown rice
60g / 2 oz walnuts, chopped
a pinch of pepper
a pinch of mustard powder
a pinch of thyme
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon

1) Cook rice and pearl barley separately and let cool.

2) In a small saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened and golden brown. Let cool.

3) In a large bowl, combine together onion/garlic mixture, dried cranberries, barley, rice and walnuts. Season with salt, pepper, mustard, thyme and cinnamon. Mix everything until combined.

Makes 2-4 servings.

Recipe by collecting memories

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