After a great workout I like to sit down with a hearty meal for my brunch/lunch. I love something warm and tasteful, flavored with some spice mix, have a balance of protein, fat, fiber and carbohydrate and of course easy and quick to cook.
I am a fan of amaranth grains and there is usually extra boiled amaranth in my refrigerator since I do quite a bit of porridge out of it but this time I wanted something savory for my taste buds. I decided to add some fresh vegetables and have coconut flavor in my savory amaranth pilaf and I came up with this hearty, delicious and aromatic Vegetable Coconut Amaranth Pilaf. YUM!
For this I heated some oil in a pan, added mustard seeds and white sesame seeds, spiced it with whole dry red chilies, tossed in lots of vegetables, flavored with fresh shredded coconut, added some turmeric for the lovely color and health benefits, folded in boiled amaranth grains, squeezed some lemon juice, garnished with fresh chopped cilantro and served it to myself. I devoured every bite of it.
Vegetable Coconut Amaranth Pilaf kept me full for longer and provided me with sufficient energy to tackle my super hyper toddler along with my other chores. The combination of the crunchy bites of vegetables combined with Amaranth which again is a chewable grain added quite a bit of fiber to my diet and kept my tummy happy and me within my calorie limit all day long. 🙂