Cooking wheat berries in the pressure cooker is a quick and easy way to incorporate more whole grains into the diet. This recipe mimics a boxed side dish but is made from scratch.
2 cups water
3 cups chicken broth, divided
1 cup uncooked spaghetti noodles, broken into 1/2” pieces
1/4 cup dried parsley
2 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons butter
Combine parsley, onion powder, garlic powder and thyme and mix well. Set aside.
When 20 minutes remain on the pressure cooker, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a 12-inch skillet. Add broken noodles and sauté for about 1 minute, or until pasta starts to turn golden brown. Add one cup chicken broth and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Add cooked wheat berries and stir to combine with pasta and seasonings. Serve.
Serving suggestion: Serve with chicken or shrimp and grilled zucchini.