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Joloff Wheatberry Pilaf
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Jollof Wheatberry Pilaf

This Jollof Pilaf is a variation of the classic African Joloff Rice. This whole grain variation is a delicious vegetarian and also vegan one pot meal that's perfect for #MeatlessMonday
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: African
Servings: 4
Calories: 378kcal


  • 1 cup wheatberries
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 thinly sliced onion
  • 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 finely chopped Scotch Bonnet pepper/habanero
  • 15.25 oz. can kidney beans
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups spinach leaves
  • sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt to taste


  • Boil wheatberries in a pot of boiling water until tender, 30-45 minutes.
  • Drain and set aside
  • In a large skillet, heat oil.
  • Add onions and saute until they start to caramelize.
  • Add garlic and scotch bonnet. Saute for 1 minute.
  • Add tomatoes, beans, thyme and cumin. Simmer for a few minutes.
  • Add spinach and cook until they wilt, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add cooked wheat berries and salt. Stir to combine and simmer for a few minutes.


Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 463mg | Potassium: 866mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3104IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 6mg
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