Millet and Spinach Pilaf

Sally K / 2017-03-15 @ 09:00 AM / 0 /

Millet and Spinach Pilaf

This dish may be made with pantry and freezer items, even when you are low on fresh produce. The millet seeds offer a nutty flavor which complements the spinach and lemon in this wonderful side dish.

Serves 4.


  • 1/2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 c dry millet
  • 1/2 c chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • 1 tsp dry dill
  • 3 c vegetable broth, hot
  • 1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/3 c chopped toasted almonds
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice


  1. In a 2-quart or larger, heavy pot over medium heat, melt the butter in the olive oil.
  2. Add millet and onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add garlic, mint, and dill; sauté another 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in the hot broth, spinach, salt and pepper. Bring to boiling and break up frozen spinach. Reduce heat, stir, and cover; simmer 30 minutes.
  4. Add almonds and lemon juice. Fluff with a fork and serve hot.

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