One of the tricks to having whole grain in your diet is to cook a large batch of the whole grain ahead of time and then use it in several dishes. We've talked about that a lot, but this recipe is one that is super simple if you have the grain already cooked and stored in your freezer. Here's how to do it...
Triticale, Red Wheat, White Wheat, Barley, Oat Groats, Rye, or Triticale can be used interchangeably in this recipe. If you use all of the grains, it is very colorful and has a bigger range of nutrition, but there's no wrong way to make this!
6 Grain Red Bean Pilaf
*Organic Grains Whole hard red wheat, white wheat, oat groats, barley, rye or triticale | 1 ½ cups
Organic Red Beans, canned, drained| 3 cups
Montreal-style Steak Seasoning| 2 Tbsp.
Garlic, minced| 3 Tbsp.
Directions: To cook the grain, add 6 cups water to the grain in a 4-quart slow cooker on high for 1 ½ hours. Drain the grain well. It should make about 5 cups. After the grain is tender, add remaining ingredients and cook 30 minutes more on high.
*You can use any combination of those whole unrolled grains or one grain by itself, as long as it is equal to the 1 1/2 cups of uncooked grain. The cooked amount of grain will be 5 cups.
Grilled Garlic Jalapeño Cauliflower and Radicchio
Marinade:Jalapeño, seeded and chopped fine| 4
Garlic, minced| 3 Tbsp
Olive or Avocado Oil| 1/2 cup
Lime Juice| 1/2 cup
Sea salt | 2 tsp
Black Pepper| 1 Tbsp
Cauliflower, sliced| 1 head
Radicchio, sliced | 1 head
Mini Bell Peppers| 6-8
Directions: Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Toss the Cauliflower, Radicchio, and Bell Peppers in the marinade. Allow to chill 1-2 hours or overnight.
Grill on a hot bbq grill or stove-top grill pan. Arrange over 6 grain Red Bean Pilaf and drizzle with any remaining marinade.