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Millet Vegetable Pilaf
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Quick cooking millet and vegetables combine in a wonderful pilaf.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

Nutrition Facts

Makes 4 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297.7
Total Carbs 60.0 g
Dietary Fiber 11.7 g
Sugars 13.3 g
Total Fat 3.7 g
Saturated Fat 0.2 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Potassium 355.0 mg
Protein 8.9 g
Sodium 171.1 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1/2 Fat , 1/2 Vegetables , 1/2 Fruits , 2 1/2 Starch
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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1 cup  Millet, hulled
2 cup  cold water
0 1/4 tsp  salt
1 pinch  saffron
1 tsp  extra virgin olive oil
1 cup  minced onion
2 each  medium garlic cloves
0 1/2 cup  fresh chopped celery
0 1/2 tsp  ground oregano
0 1/2 tsp  ground cinnamon
0 1/2 cup  chopped red bell peppers
0 1/2 cup  fresh green peas
0 1/4 cup  dried currants
1 tbsp  fresh lemon juice
1 pinch  salt and pepper
  1. In a heavy saute pan, toast the millet on medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until it is fragrant and begins to brown, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Carefully pour the boiling water into the very hot pan in a thin, steady stream. Add the salt and saffron, cover, and cook on very low heat for 15 minutes.
  3. While the millet is cooking, warm the oil in a medium saucepan. Add the onions, garlic, celery, oregano, and cinnamon. Saute for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, then cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the bell peppers and peas, cover, and continue to cook until all of the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, fluff the millet with a fork, replace the cover, and remove it from the heat.
  6. When the vegetables are tender, stir in the currants and lemon juice and cook for another minute, until thoroughly hot. Mix the vegetables into the millet and add salt and black pepper to taste.

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