Mixed-Grain Pilaf with Cranberries and Pine Nuts
- 1/2 cup pine nuts
- 1 Tbs. canola or vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup basmati rice
- 1/4 cup amaranth
- 1/4 cup quinoa
- 1/4 cup millet
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1 cup water
In a saucepan over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the rice, amaranth, quinoa and millet and stir until the grains are coated with the oil and hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Increase the heat to high and add the cranberries, salt, pepper, stock and water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer until the grains are tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 25 minutes.
Add the pine nuts and fluff with a fork to mix. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Transfer to a warmed serving dish and serve immediately.