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Mixed Grain Pilaf with Dried Apricots and California Pistachios
Yields 6 servings
1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
1/4 cup amaranth
1/4 cup quinoa
3/4 cup Basmati rice
1/4 cup millet
1/2 cup dried apricots
3/4 teaspoons kosher salt, plus extra to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 cups chicken stock
1 cup water
3/4 cup California pistachios, lightly toasted
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, 3/4 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.
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