Millet Pilaf

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As you learn to incorporate more grains into your diet we encourage you to try millet.  It is inexpensive, it tastes very good and is quite versatile.  This millet pilaf recipe combines millet with almonds, zucchini and mushrooms.

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  • Serves 1 to 2


    • 1 sm Onion
    • 4 ts Vegetable oil
    • 1/4 c Millet
    • Sea salt to taste
    • 2/3 c Water
    • 1/2 c Slivered almonds
    • 1 sm Leek
    • 1 sm Zucchini
    • 1 c Mushrooms
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/4 ts Ground cinnamon


Chop the onion. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a saucepan and add the onion. Saute for about 3 minutes until tender by not brown. Add the millet and cook for another 2 minutes or so, stirring occasionally.

Sprinkle in the salt and pour in the water. Bring to the boil, then lower
heat and simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes.

Place the almonds under the grill (broiler) and toast until lightly
browned, turning frequently. Set aside.

Chop the leek and zuchinni finely. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a
frying pan (skillet) or wok and add the vegetables. Stir-fry for about 3

Slice the mushrooms thinly and add them to the leek and zucchini. Stir fry
for a further 2-3 minutes.

When the millet is tender and the water is absorbed, stir in the
vegetables, pepper to taste, and the cinnamon. Cook for a couple of
minutes longer, stirring then remove from heat, and stir in almonds

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