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FAL 2018

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Ancient Grains h o u s e c a l l s { fall 2018 } 43 specials board Largely unchanged over the last century, these grains and pseudocereals pack the plate with protein, fiber, and other major minerals. Here, find four tasty recipes that give a nutritional boost to fall comfort food Brussels Sprout-Parmesan Risotto (Serves 6) 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter 2 cups Brussels sprouts, peeled and quartered 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1/2 cup finely diced onion 3 cloves garlic, minced Dash of salt 1 ½ cups freekeh 4 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken stock, warmed 1 tsp. lemon zest 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan, plus more for serving Freshly cracked black pepper, for serving 1 In a large nonstick pan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add Brussels sprouts and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside. Add oil to pan. Once heated, stir in onion, garlic, and salt, and cook just until onion is translucent. Stir in freekeh. Ladle warm stock into pan 1 cup at a time, waiting until all liquid is absorbed before adding more. Stirring constantly, simmer mixture until grain is plump and tender, approximately 20 minutes. 4 Remove from heat and fold in lemon zest and Parmesan. Serve immediately, topping each portion with additional cheese and freshly cracked black pepper. Nutrition facts (per serving): 143 calories, 5g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 22g carbohydrates, 5g fiber, 4g sugar, 4g protein R E C I P E S B Y H E A T H E R G A R V I N P H O T O G R A P H S B Y H É L È N E D U J A R D I N F O O D S T Y L I N G B Y L I S A R O V I C K CHEF'S NOTE: With a slightly chewy texture and subtle smoky, nutty flavor, freekeh is green durum wheat that's been separated from the straw and chaff by roasting and rubbing. Look for it at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and other high-end groceries.

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