Confetti Pilaf - 16 Servings

Cuisinart original
This mixture of wheat berries and brown and wild rices is finished off with green peas and chopped red bell pepper – the look is wonderfully full of color, and the pilaf is perfect with grilled chicken or fish.


Makes 8 cups (16 servings)


1cup (Rice Cooker) wheat berries (not cracked wheat or bulgur) boiling water 2teaspoons unsalted butter 2teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 6tablespoons finely chopped onion or shallot ¼cup finely chopped carrot 1½cups (Rice Cooker) long grain brown rice ½cup (Rice Cooker) wild rice teaspoon marjoram 3cups (standard liquid measure) low-sodium chicken stock 2¼cups (standard liquid measure) water 1teaspoon kosher salt 1½cups frozen baby peas, thawed 1cup chopped red bell pepper 4green onions, trimmed (include 2-3 inches of green), chopped 1teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 108 (16% from fat) • carb. 19g • pro. 3g • fat 2g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 1mg • sod. 197mg • calc. 13mg • fiber 3g


Place the wheat berries in a heatproof bowl and cover with 2 inches of boiling water. Let stand 1 hour to soften. Drain. Insert the cooking bowl in the Cuisinart® Rice Cooker/Steamer. Place the butter and olive oil in the bowl; cover and turn on. Heat for 1 minute. Add chopped onion and carrot; stir, cover, and cook 2 minutes. Add drained wheat berries, brown rice, wild rice, and marjoram; stir to coat. Cover; cook 2 minutes. Add chicken stock, water and salt; stir. Cover and cook until liquid is absorbed and Rice Cooker switches to Warm, about 50 minutes. When Rice Cooker switches to Warm, add the thawed peas, chopped red pepper and green onions. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Add ground pepper; toss gently to combine. Transfer to a warm bowl to serve. Serve hot.