Unripe PureSpelt grain and vegetable stew
Preliminary time: Leave to soak overnight
Preparation time: approx. 30 minutes
Baking or cooking time: approx. 90 minutes
To serve 4
200 g of green PureSpelt grain
7.5 dl of water
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of butter
400 g of vegetables, e.g. carrots, cellery and leek, prepared and diced into small cubes
1 dl of white wine or non-alchoholic apple wine
Approx. 2 dl of vegetable stock
150 g of herb cream cheese, e.g. from Gala
1/2 a bunch of parsley, finely chopped for garnishing
Soaking the green grain: Soak the green grain overnight in plenty of water.
Drain the green grain. Put the grain in a saucepan with 7.5 dl of fresh water and bring to the boil. Cook for 40-45 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave to swell for 1 hour before draining off the water. Leave in the sieve to drain thoroughly.
Stew: Sauteé the onion in the butter. Stir in the vegetables and sauteé further for a short time. Add the green PureSpelt grain and deglaze with the wine. Pour in the bouillon and cook covered for 30-40 minutes until soft. Stir in the herb cream cheese and parsley and season to taste. Divide the stew into preheated bowls, garnish and serve while hot.
IG Dinkel, Judith Gmür-Stalder