Seven-grain Sausage-vegetable Pilaf

Seven-grain Sausage-vegetable Pilaf
Servings: 4 Prep 20 mins Cook 35 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1/2 ounce) dried porcini mushrooms or other dried mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 packet (6.5 ounces) seven whole grains and sesame pilaf mix for breakfast, lunch or dinner OR: 1 box (6.09 ounces) rice pilaf mix
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian-style turkey sausage links, 3/4-inch slices
  • 1 onion, cut in eighths
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 pound button mushrooms, quartered
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Make It

1. Soak dried mushrooms in warm water in small bowl until softened, about 15 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, prepare pilaf mix according to package directions.

3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet. Add sausages; saute 8 to 10 minutes or until browned. Remove to paper toweling to drain.

4. In same skillet, heat remaining oil. Add onion, rosemary and salt; saute 6 minutes, until softened. Add garlic; saute 2 minutes.

5. Meanwhile, drain dried mushrooms through fine-mesh sieve lined with paper toweling; reserve liquid. Rinse mushrooms; chop.

6. Add dried and button mushrooms and carrots to skillet; saute 4 minutes, until mushrooms are softened. Return sausage to skillet. Add reserved mushroom liquid. Bring to boiling; cook about 5 minutes or until most of liquid is evaporated.

7. Add cooked pilaf to skillet with parsley and pepper; toss until well combined and heated through. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 426, Fat, total (g): 17, chol. (mg): 62, carb. (g): 73, pro. (g): 23, sodium (mg): 677, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.