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MIXED GRAIN PILAF WITH DRIED APRICOTS AND CALIFORNIA PISTACHIOS

MIXED GRAIN PILAF WITH DRIED APRICOTS AND CALIFORNIA PISTACHIOS

1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
¼ cup amaranth*
¼ cup quinoa*
¾ cup Basmati rice
¼ cup millet*
½ cup dried apricots, chopped
¾ teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 cups chicken stock
1 cup water
¾ cup California pistachios, lightly toasted

Recipe

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.  Add amaranth, quinoa, rice and millet and stir 1 to 2 minutes until grains are coated and hot.  Increase heat to high.  Add apricots, ¾ teaspoon salt, pepper, stock and water; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 25 minutes until grains are tender and liquid is absorbed.  Add California pistachios and fluff with a fork to mix.  Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.  Serves 6.

*Can be purchased at specialty markets like Whole Foods

NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS (Amount per Serving):  
Calories 330, Total Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 1.5g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 3mg, Sodium 220mg, Potassium 430mg, Carbohydrate 46g, Dietary Fiber 5g, Protein 10g