Greek Pilaf

This is my variation on a rice dish--something to jazz things up a bit with a side dish. It was inspired by the food I ate out in New England. Moosewood Restaurant is in Ithaca, NY but the whole food feel in all of their dishes is what I truly crave. So give t his a try. It's GREAT to stuff vegetables with such as green peppers, artichokes, eggplant, squash, zuchinni, and even grape leaves if you want to keep it all Greek. Enjoy!


Greek Pilaf--inspired by Moosewood Restaurant

1 C. minced onion (this works just fine with the freeze-dried onions--no need to reconstitute beforehand)

2 cloves crushed garlic

1 stalk of minced celery (also great to use freeze-dried)

1/4 cup sunflower seeds (do you have plenty of sunflower seeds to grow your own yummy sunflowers?)

2-3 Tablespoons olive oil

Saute the onions and celery in the olive oil until they are soft and then mix all of the above ingredients with the following:

2 1/2 cups cooked brown rice (1 1/4 cups raw)

1-2 teaspoons dried mint

Juice from 1 lemon or about 1/4 cup

1/4 cup of fresh chopped parsley

Salt and Pepper to taste

Served topped with crumbled feta cheese or a citrus based Hollandaise sauce


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Look at their cookbooks, YOU will LOVE them...I have two and I always find myself looking for something new to change up the menu, and they are so healthy using fresh foods....

That sounds GOOD! I can eat rice just about any way it's prepered.
Thanks for sharing.

I LOVE the Moosewood Restaurant. I grew up in upstate NY (near Corning) and always loved the Moosewood's vegetarian food! My lucky little brother now lives & works in Ithaca (Cornell University) and has access to that fun town all the time. Good times, great memories, thank you Kellene!

I bet this would be good made with quinoa too! Must try!

Definately making this one! Quick, simple and healthy...thanks Kellene! :)


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