Millet makes an interesting alternatives to rice that is more traditional ingredients for a pilaf or pilau. Try this Millet Pilaf Recipe as an amazing change, you will love it! Serve with a crisp green salad of oriental vegetables.
Ingredients: Millet Pilaf Recipe | Bajra Pilau Recipe
300g millet grains
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp grated ginger root
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 bunch spring onions, white and green part
1 orange bell pepper, deseeded and diced
125 g chopped pitted dates
2 ½ cups water
2 tsp sesame oil
1 cup roasted cashew nuts
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
Salt and pepper
Oriental salad vegetables, to serve
Preparation Method: Millet Pilaf Recipe | Bajra Pilau Recipe
Place the millet in a large saucepan and put over on a medium heat for 4-5 minutes to toast, shaking the pan occasionally until the millet grains begin to crack and pop.
Heat the oil in another saucepan and gently fry the spring onion, ginger, garlic and bell pepper for 2-3 minutes until just softened but not browned. Add the millet and pour in the water.
Using a vegetable peeler, peel the rind from the orange and add the rind to the pan. Squeeze the juice from the orange into the pan. Season well.
Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and cook gently for twenty minutes or until all liquid are absorbed. Take out from the heat, stir in the dates and sesame oil and leave to stand for 10minutes.
Discard the orange rind and stir in the cashew nuts. Place Millet Pilaf or Bajra Pilau into a serving dish, sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and serve with oriental salad vegetable.