Somebody has a new favorite grain… wheat berries! This was super good and not too time/labor-intensive. Recommend!
- 1 1/2 cups wheat berries
- 2 medium onions, halved, divided
- 5 sprigs thyme
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt plus more
- 8 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 bunch kale, stemmed, leaves torn into 2-inch pieces (about 8 packed cups)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
ingredient info:Wheat berries, also called hard wheat, are available at most natural foods stores.
Combine wheat berries, 1 onion half, thyme sprigs, and 1 Tbsp. salt in a large saucepan; add water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer until wheat berries are just tender but still firm to the bite, about 35 minutes. Drain; discard onion and thyme. Place wheat berries in a large bowl; let cool.
Cut remaining 3 onion halves crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet over medium-high heat; add onions. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are charred in spots, about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl with wheat berries. Add 1 Tbsp. oil to same skillet. Working in 3 batches, add kale and cook, tossing occasionally, sprinkling with salt and pepper, and adding oil as needed between batches, until charred in spots, about 1 minute per batch. Add to bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice and any remaining oil; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.