Mixed Grain Pilaf with Dried Apricots and Pistachios

  • Yield 6 servings

A hearty combination of healthy whole grains makes a great side dish for pork or chicken.

Wonderful Pistachios


1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
1/4 amaranth
1/4 cup quinoa
3/4 cup Basmati rice
1/4 cup millet
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 cups chicken stock
1 cup water
3/4 cup Wonderful Pistachios, lightly toasted


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add amaranth, quinoa, rice and millet and stir 1 to 2 minutes until grains are coated and hot. Increase heat to high. Add apricots, 3/4 teaspoon salt, pepper, stock and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 25 minutes until grains are tender and liquid is absorbed. Add California pistachios and fluff with a fork to mix. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.

Recipe courtesy of Wonderful Pistachios.



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