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Moroccan Five-Grain Pilaf

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Category: Vegetarian, Side Dishes

 Ingredients List

  • 1 tb Olive oil
  • 1 lg Onion, chopped
  • 1 tb Finely-chopped ginger root
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 2 ts Curry powder
  • 1 ts Ground cumin
  • 1/2 ts Cinnamon
  • 1/2 ts Ground turmeric
  • 4 1/2 c Vegetable stock or chicken
  • -stock
  • 1/2 c Long grain brown rice
  • 1/2 c Wheat berries
  • 1/2 c Pearl barley
  • 1/2 c Quinoa
  • 1/2 c Millet
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 2 Carrots, cut in 1/2-inch
  • -cubes
  • 1 19-ounce can garbanzos,
  • -drained and rinsed
  • 1 bn Spinach or Swiss chard,
  • -thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c Slivered almonds or
  • -pinenuts, toasted
  • -(optional)


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, ginger
and garlic; cook, stirring, about 4 minutes or until softened. Add curry
powder, cumin, cinnamon and turmeric; cook one minute. Stir in the stock,
rice, wheat berries, barley and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and
simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Place quinoa in sieve; rinse well under
running water. Add to saucepan with millet and carrots. Cover; simmer about
20 minutes or until liquid is almost absorbed.

Place garbanzos and spinach (or Swiss chard) on top of grains in saucepan,
without stirring. Replace cover; cook about 5 minutes longer or until
spinach is just wilted and liquid is absorbed. Toss with a fork; transfer
to a large bowl or platter. Sprinkle with nuts.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

paul royko Toronto, Canada

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