This recipe came in the share newsletter and I decided to give it a try with the mushrooms we got today and the grains we got last week.
Mixed Grains Pilaf
1 1/2 cups cracked mixed grains
3 1/4 cups chicken stock
8 tbls (1 stick) butter or half butter & Olive or other oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
5-6 oz. sliced mushrooms
Salt & Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 (1 ¼ hour in oven, ¼ hour prep)
Saute grains in 4 tblsp butter, using a heavy frying pan on medium low, until golden
(about 5 mins.) Meanwhile chop onions. Pour grain into covered casserole, such as corning glassware. Saute chopped onions in 2 tblsps butter on low heat until soft, about 5 mins. Meanwhile slice mushrooms. Pour onion into casserole. Saute sliced mushrooms in remaining oil on low heat until water evaporates, adding salt & pepper to taste, about 5 mins. Add to casserole. Add 1 1/2 cups chicken stock warmed in microwave 2 mins. or in saucepan to casserole. Cover and bake 30 mins.
Add another 1 1/2 cups chicken stock warmed in microwave 2 mins. or in saucepan
to casserole. Cover and bake 30 mins. Add the remaining 1/4 cup warmed stock and bake the last 15 minutes covered. Stir well and serve.
Verdict: How could this possibly have been bad when it starts with a stick of butter? It is spectacular but very very rich. Sam wants it in his lunch tomorrow.