Confetti Pilaf - 8 Servings

Cuisinart original
This mixture of wheat berries and brown and wild rice 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 4 cups (8 servings)


½cup (Rice Cooker) wheat berries* (not cracked wheat or bulgur) boiling water 1teaspoon unsalted butter 1teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 3tablespoons finely chopped onion or shallot 2tablespoons finely chopped carrot ¾cup (Rice Cooker) long grain brown rice ¼cup (Rice Cooker) wild rice ½teaspoon marjoram 2cups (standard liquid measure) low-sodium chicken stock 1½cups (standard liquid measure) water ½teaspoon kosher salt ¾cup frozen baby peas, thawed ½cup chopped red bell pepper 2green onions, trimmed (include 2-3 inches of green part), chopped ½teaspoon 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 45 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.

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