Whole Grain Pilaf with Vegetables – Recipe

I have to admit, I’m a sucker for starchy sides…particularly hearty rice or noodle ones! So this of course typically means it came out of a box with a lot of unhealthy sodium and not-so-good-for-me other ingredients. I begrudgingly decided I should probably try to make my own (which never seems to turn out as good as the pre-packaged ones!). I found a hearty whole grain medley by Archer Farms from Super Target, which contains brown rice, rye, bulgur, wheat, red quinoa and wild rice. I noticed a recipe on the back for a whole grain pilaf which I decided to make myself, and I am SO glad I did!

 

 

I think part of what makes it so good is that I use homemade chicken broth to boil the whole grains - it makes the pilaf rich, creamy and oh-so-flavorful! And the only sodium in the pilaf is however much you decide you want. Let me tell you…it’s BETTER than the boxed ones!!! Not even joking.

 

 

Here is the recipe…

Whole Grain Pilaf with Vegetables
 

Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion or large shallot
  • ½ cup chopped carrots
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth (I use homemade broth)
  • 1 cup Archer Farms Whole Grain Medley (or other hearty grain mix)
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon dry dill or ground sage (I used sage, but I think either would be great)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions
  1. Melt butter over medium-high heat in a saucepan. Add onion, carrots, celery and garlic. Cook and stir until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add broth and whole grains. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 25 to 30 minutes until liquid is absorbed and grains are tender. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in parsley and sage. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

So easy and delish…enjoy!! :)

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