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Magenta Millet Pilaf

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Category: Low Fat

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Millet, rinsed and drained
  • 2 c Boiling water
  • 1/2 lb Beets, scrubbed, trimmed,
  • And cut into 1/2*inch dice
  • (no need
  • To peel.
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/8 ts Allspice
  • 1 tb Fresh orange zest
  • 2 oranges)
  • 2 tb Minced fresh mint
  • 6 tb Fresh orange juice
  • Salt, to taste


Heat nonstick or cast iron skillet over high heat. Toast millet till it
gives off a nice popcorn smell and starts to dance about the pan. Place
millet in pressure cooker pot when done.

Heat flame tamer and place pressure cooker on top. Add boiling water,
beets, salt, and allspice to pressure cooker. Lock lid and bring up to
high pressure. When high pressure is reached, turn down heat to maintain
pressure and hold for 10 minutes (set a timer).

Meanwhile, zest one of the oranges. You should get a yield of 1 T, if not,
use the other orange as well. (If you don't have a zester, use a sharp
potato peeler to delicately remove just the orange peel, leaving the bitter
white pith behind.) Mince the orange zest. Set aside. Squish the oranges
without breaking them by rolling them between your hands and the counter.
This will make juicing go easier. Cut in half and juice. You should get 6
T or so. Since oranges vary in sweetness, you will want to add the orange
juice by taste.

Mince the mint and set aside.

After the 10 minutes are up on the pressure cooker, turn off heat and move
it to a cold burner. Let sit for 10 minutes and then take cooker to sink.
Run under cold water to release any residual pressure and remove lid.

Add mint and zest. Add orange juice to taste, and salt if needed. Serve.

This dish looked stunning in my black octagonal serving dish. A splash of
lemon or lime might also be tasty.

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