Multigrains in the Sun

New Sun Oven

This pilaf can be served as a side dish but, especially if you use soy beans, it is hardy enough for a vegetarian main course. If wheat berries and barley don’t make frequent appearances on your table look for a market that sells in bulk. Get just enough for the recipe. You can always go back for more if you really like it.

Sun Oven Multigrain Pilaf


2/3 cup wheat berries

1/2 cup  barley (not quick cooking)

1/2 cup wild rice

3 1/2 cups vegetable broth or water

2 cups frozen edamame (soy beans) or baby lima beans

1 sweet red pepper, seeded and chopped

1 onion, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

3/4 teaspoon dried sage, crushed


Set Sun Oven out to preheat.

Rinse and drain the wheat berries, barley, and wild rice. Combine the rinsed grains and all the other ingredients in a pot. Cover and transfer to the Sun Oven, cook until the grains are soft, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Adjust for salt. Drizzle with additional olive oil, stir, and serve.


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