Understanding Cremini mushrooms
Foxtail millets in this recipe
Other ingredients for this recipe
This recipe has only 7 ingredients. So is a fairly easy recipe to make once you get the millets cooked perfectly.
Mushroom stock – The intensity of flavour that you get from the mushroom broth for this recipe is very lovely. Use the low sodium one so you can control the salt levels in this recipe. If you are not keen on the mushroom flavour try vegetable stock as they are milder.
Onions and garlic- Most mushrooms shine with onions and garlic in them. I love to use the regular yellow onions as they do not mask the mushroom flavour. You could alter if you like red onions better. In this recipe, you could use garlic powder if you like as well.
Olive oil – Mild flavoured olive oil seemed the best pick for this recipe, however, you can use any neutral oil.
Chives – the freshness and the garlic flavour of the chives work well with this recipe. YOu can omit if you are not a fan of this.
Nuts and seeds- I have made this recipe nut-free as I use it a lot in lunchboxes and meal prep. If you are making it for a get together with no nut allergies, use pecans or walnuts for an extra crunch.
The details of the quantity and the cooking method is in the recipe card below.
Mushroom millet pilaf
- 1 cup Foxtail millet
- 2.5 cups mushroom broth ( use vegetable broth if you prefer)
- 1 tbsp olive oil or any other cooking oil.
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 cup Onion white, chopped
- 200 g Mushroom I have used cremini mushrooms ( Baby Bella )
- salt to taste
- 1 tbsp chives chopped fine
- Wash and soak the millets for 10 minutes.
- Wipe the mushroom with a damp cloth and slice them.
- Chop the onions and garlic and set them aside.
- In a medium-sized pan, add the olive oil and let it come to warmth.
- Add the chopped garlic and onion and saute till it is translucent.
- Add the mushrooms and let them brown gently.
- Drain the soaked foxtail millets and add them to the pan.
- Toss the mix around till the millets are coated with the mushrooms mix.
- Add the mushroom broth and cover and cook this mix for 5 minutes.
- Open the lid and mix the pilaf. Check the salt levels and add salt if necessary ( the broth will have some salt in it already)
- Cook and mix the pilaf till the millets are done and the liquid well absorbed.
- Transfer to a serving dish and spin in the chives on top.
- Serve warm.
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