It’s Easy, It’s Fresh, It’s Flavorful, It’s Appetizing
Spring brings the invigorating fresh air, sunshine and a bounty of healthy vegetables to your table. Watch those picky eaters dig in to this delicious dish! It is made healthier by the use of whole grains and fresh vegetables. Every single ingredient in Multi Grain Pilaf adds a layer of appreciable flavor. Frozen bags of leftovers make an easy encore serving and another delightful taste experience.
MULTI GRAIN PILAF
4 T minced uncured bacon
1 c chopped spring onions
½ c minced red and yellow mini peppers
½ c minced fresh Fennel
½ c sliced Almonds
1 ½ c Bob’s Red Mill Cracked Freekeh
1 c Bob’s Red Mill Tri-Color Quinoa
4 cloves minced Garlic
½ tsp EACH ground Cumin and Coriander
1 tsp Salt
½ tsp. Black Pepper
6 c Organic low sodium
Chicken or Vegetable Broth
¼ c fresh Lemon Juice
½ c diced dried or frozen Apricots
Allow bacon to carmelize and release fat in large sauté pan over medium heat.
Saute´onion, peppers, fennel and almonds 5 minutes. Add Freekeh and Quinoa and stir to coat completely. Add garlic, spices, salt, pepper and saute´3 minutes. Add broth and lemon juice and bring to boil. Add diced apricots, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring often, until liquid is absorbed, 20-25 minutes.
*Leftovers can be placed in freezer bags for future use.
Finish this pilaf as an entree´with turkey, half a game hen, or it is great as is!