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Hearty Grain Pilaf – Rice Cooker Series 1

a cottage kitchen essential, a 'must-have' ... a rice cooker !!!! Recipe # 1 is a combination of grains that you pre-mix for a summer's worth of convenience. Find a big storage container to store your pre-mix at the cottage, you choose how much you want to pre-mix!.  This recipe doubles, even triples VERY easily.  Just one scoop of hearty grain mix, two scoops of water, press 'COOK', and in 20 minutes it will turn itself to 'KEEP WARM'. Meanwhile, you're at the BBQ enjoying time with your friends and family! This is our first recipe for our Cottage Rice Cooker series. We will be featuring a recipe every week this summer based on this hearty grain mix. Look for this easy starter recipe to be used alongside BBQ'd salmon, glazed pork kebobs, hearty grain Greek salad, Moroccan Shrimp Pilaf, marinated lamb skewers over curry mustard eggplant 'n grains.... your menu for the rest of the summer ha ha ha..
Hearty Grain Pilaf
 
a cottage kitchen essential, a 'must-have' ... a rice cooker !!!! Recipe # 1 is a combination of grains that you pre-mix for a summer's worth of convenience. Find a big storage container to store your pre-mix at the cottage, you choose how much you want to pre-mix! Just one scoop of hearty grain mix, two scoops of water, press 'COOK', and in 20 minutes it will turn itself to 'KEEP WARM'. Meanwhile, you're at the BBQ enjoying time with your friends and family! This is our first recipe for our Cottage Rice Cooker series. We will be featuring a recipe every week this summer based on this hearty grain mix. Look for this easy starter recipe to be used alongside BBQ'd salmon, glazed pork kebobs, hearty grain Greek salad, Moroccan Shrimp Pilaf, marinated lamb skewers over curry mustard eggplant 'n grains.... your menu for the rest of the summer ha ha ha.
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Ingredients
Hearty Grain Mix
  • 1 cup mixed hearty grains (quinoa, freekah, bulgur, brown basmati, parboil rice, but unfortunately NOT black rice as it will turn your whole mixture grey)
  • 3 tbsp Flax seeds and / or Chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp mixed sprouted lentils
Other ingredients
  • 2¼ cups broth (chicken, vegetable, juice, ham broth, or favourite liquid)
  • 10-20 drops Perth Pepper and Pestle Liquid Smoke
  • 1 to 2 tbsp fruity olive oil (or pan drippings...even better!!)
  • 1 tsp Perth Pepper and Pestle Herbal Salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a rice cooker, combine broth, liquid smoke, mixed grains, salt, and your choice of oil. Cook according to manufacturer's instructions. The rice cooker will automatically shut off and keep your grains warm.
  2. It is now ready to serve with Perth Pepper and Pestle products (Everything Sauces, Balsamic Vinegars, Mustards, even our Red Pepper Jellies).
TO SERVE
  1. Garnish with fresh herbs, nuts, dried fruits, fresh fruits (blueberries, pomegranates, etc), salad greens, and even your favourite cheeses...
  2. Make lots and often!! ...use leftovers in wraps, or add them to soups, or cooked beans, or Greek Salad. It's a 'to go' grain dish that is hearty, nutritious and easy. This is the reason you want to own a rice cooker !!! ...even let it be your child's first cooking appliance.

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