Monday, April 25, 2016

Low-FODMAP Spinach-Feta Millet Pilaf

Low-FODMAP Spinach-Feta Millet Pilaf  /  Delicious as it Looks

I eat carbs. Carbs, carbs, carbs! It's almost a sin to say that these days. I tried a low-carb/paleo diet once. It sucked big-time. I had no energy and it was horrible for my digestion. So I eat carbs, mostly in the form of whole grains, and don't worry about it anymore. Whole grains make my digestion work better and give me energy to do everything I want to do in a day.



Low-FODMAP Spinach-Feta Millet Pilaf  /  Delicious as it Looks

Millet is one of the whole grains that I enjoy eating. It's also low-FODMAP and delicious. This recipe is the perfect side dish for any number of main courses. It goes well with fish or chicken. I particularly like to serve it with a chicken recipe I will be sharing with you in my next blog post. Stay tuned and enjoy this delicious carbohydrate-filled dish!

Low-FODMAP Spinach-Feta Millet Pilaf  /  Delicious as it Looks

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Spinach-Feta Millet Pilaf
Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
serves 4

Ingredients

2 cups water
1 cup hulled millet (I like Bob's Red Mill)
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon garlic oil
4 cups baby spinach, chopped
1/2 cup sliced scallions, green parts only (about 1/2 bunch)
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/3 cup Kalamata olives, drained and halved
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the water, millet, salt, basil, oregano and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer covered 15 minutes.
  2. Keep saucepan covered, but remove from heat. Let steam 10 minutes.
  3. While millet is steaming, heat the garlic oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the spinach and scallions and saute until spinach is wilted, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Stir the spinach mixture, feta cheese, olives and lemon juice into the millet. Serve.

Low-FODMAP Spinach-Feta Millet Pilaf  /  Delicious as it Looks

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