Mixed grain pilaf - modified

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ fluid ounce Olive oil; see note 4
1 \N Red onion; chopped
2 \N Cloves garlic; chopped
⅓ cup Wild rice
⅓ cup Barley
1 teaspoon Dried thyme
4 cups Water; or diluted broth
½ cup Lentils
½ cup Bulgur
\N \N Salt; to taste
\N \N Freshly ground black pepper; to taste
2 tablespoons Finely chopped fresh parsley
1 \N Vegetable broth; cube, optional

1. Heat the oil in a large pot [saucepan] on medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute until the onion is soft, about 3 minutes.

2. Stir in the wild rice and barley and coat with the oil. Sprinkle with the thyme and pour in the water. Bring to a boil, cover, lower the heat and simmer for 25 minutes.

3. Add the lentils and bulgur to the pot and simmer together for 25-30 minutes more, covered, adding more water if the mixture seems too dry.

Season with the salt and pepper. Stir in the parsley.

PRESSURE COOKER VERSION (developed by my friend, RP, in Cincinnati, Ohio) 1. Heat the oil in the pressure cooker on medium heat. Add the onion and saute until the onion is soft. Add the garlic and saute an additional 3 minutes.

2. Boil 4 cups of water, then add the bouillon cube to the water, stirring to dissolve.

3. Stir the wild rice, barley, lentils and bulgur, into the pressure cooker, and coat with the oil. Sprinkle with the thyme and pour in the 4 cups hot water.

4. Put the lid on the pressure cooker. Turn the stove element up to high, and wait for the mixture to boil. Turn down the heat to a lower level, but hot enough to maintain pressure.

5. Cook for about 20 minutes, then remove pot to a cool element to allow the pressure to go down. Or, if in a hurry, remove pot to sink and run cold water along the sides of the pot until the pressure is down.

NOTES : 1. Suggested use: as a side dish 2. Green/brown or red lentils may be used interchangeably. 3. Brown rice may be used instead of wild rice, or a combination of brown and wild rice may be used. 4. The original recipe called for ¼ cup oil. I've lowered the amount to 1½ fluid ounces (¼ cup = 2 fluid ounces) to bring it within the 30%cff limit. I find that the onions and garlic cook faster with the lower volume of oil.

Recipe by: Lucy Waverman, Fast & Fresh Cookbook, p. 100 Posted to EAT-LF Digest by "Ellen Pickett" <ellen@...> on Mar 6, 1999, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

Similar recipes