Sesame-Stir Fry Vegetable Grande Grains Pilaf

Sesame-Stir Fry Vegetable Grande Grains Pilaf

 Virtual Potluck Healthy New Year Challenge with Bob’s Red Mill and California Olive Ranch: Side Dish

This was a fabulous side dish that would pair quite nicely with a grilled chicken breast, fish or even a steak.  This was so hearty that it could actually be a meal, especially if you throw in a little meat.  I really loved the Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grande Grains, a combination of whole grain wheat, brown rice, oats, rye, triticale, barley, Kamut berries, buckwheat and sesame seeds.  This was my first time to try the Grande Grains and I will be adding it to the menu frequently.

The Miller’s Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a  fruity beginning balanced with a warm lingering spice at the end, pairing perfectly with the orange and garlic flavors.


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Sesame-Stir Fry Vegetable Grande Grains Pilaf


  • 3 tablespoon Miller’s Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided use
  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Grande Whole Grains
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms, baby portabella or white
  • 8 oz sliced water chestnuts
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 12 oz steamed stir fry vegetables
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds

Cooking Directions:
In a large sauce pan add 1 tablespoon Miller’s Blend Olive Oil and Grande Whole Grains, stir to coat.  Cook over medium-high heat 2 minutes, stir in chicken broth and bring to a boil.  Lower heat to simmer and cover, cook one hour our until liquid is absorbed.

About  10 minutes before grains are done, add 2 tablespoons Miller’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add garlic, onion, mushrooms and water chestnuts .  Cook until onions are softened, about 5 minutes.

Add orange juice, sesame oil and soy sauce.  Lower heat to simmer.  Stir in stir fry vegetables and Grande Whole Grains.  Cook 2 minutes stirring  until thoroughly mixed.  Garnish with sliced almonds.





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