Yield
6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

To save time, you can soak the wheat berries the night before making the pilaf.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place wheat berries in a medium bowl; cover with water to 2 inches above wheat berries. Cover and let stand 8 hours. Drain.

Step 2

Place wheat berries in a medium saucepan; cover with water to 2 inches above wheat berries. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and cook, uncovered, 1 hour or until tender. Drain and set aside.

Step 3

Cut chiles in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place chile halves, skin side up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil chiles 8 minutes or until blackened. Place chiles in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag, and seal; let stand 10 minutes. Peel chiles, and chop.

Step 4

Combine chiles, wheat berries, bell pepper, and next 8 ingredients (bell pepper through beans) in a large bowl; stir well. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

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