Sunday, January 21, 2018

Eating Across the Grains

The following recipe is low in fat, good for your cholesterol level, high in fiber, vitamins and complex carbohydrates.  Depending on your choices, it is also very to moderately frugal.  And, it can be dressed up for company.  Wonderful!

The Many Possibilities of Pilaf:

2 cups of uncooked rice, quinoa, couscous
1/4 cup of oil, butter
4 cloves of diced garlic
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cups broth
1 cup of vegetables such as mushrooms, peas, broccoli, spinach
1-2 cups of cooked meat or beans for protein if this is the main dish
Seasoning as appropriate

Saute garlic and onion in oil or butter.
Add grain of choice and coat with fat by briefly sauteeing.
Add the liquid and protein and vegetables.
Bring to a boil, then turn down and let simmer until grain is done.  The amount of time will depend on the grain used.
Check frequently.  All the liquid will be absorbed.
Serve and enjoy.

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