Power Grain and Kale Salad

A perfect way to get your grains and greens in a tasty salad – a great side dish or a meal in itself

2 tablespoons Highwood Crossing Organic Canola Oil
1 onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 carrot, cut into ¼ inch dice
1 cup Highwood Crossing Organic Power Grain Cereal
1 cup chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
6 ounces kale, spinach, or chard; stemmed and cut into ½ inch wide strips
pinch freshly ground pepper
pinch crushed red-pepper flakes
1/4 cup shaved parmesan cheese
1 lemon, cut in wedges for serving

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and 2 cloves of garlic. Cook, stirring, until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in carrots and Highwood Crossing Organic Power Grains; cook 1 minute. Add stock, 1 cup of water, and the salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered for 25 minutes.

Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a medium skillet and over medium heat. Add remaining garlic; cook until garlic begins to turn golden, about 30 seconds. Stir in kale, spinach, or chard; cook, stirring, until wilted, about 3 minutes.

Stir kale, spinach or chard mixture into Highwood Crossing Power Grains mixture. Cover, cook until liquid is completely absorbed and grains are tender but still chewy, about 5 minutes. Season the salad with pepper and crushed red-pepper flakes. Garnish with cheese, and serve with lemon wedges.

Serves 4-6