I am trying to include lots of ancient grains in my diet, here’s a beautiful recipe I recently made. You could use Cous Cous if you prefer.
Re-blogged from http://www.apartmenttherapy.com
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided, plus more to taste
1/4 cup orange juice, divided
2 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
2 tablespoons grainy mustard, divided
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
2 medium fennel bulbs, stalks cut off, bulbs halved lengthwise, then cut in 1-inch thick wedges
5 clementines, washed and unpeeled, cut horizontally into 1/2-inch slices
1/4 cup kalamata olives
3 1/2 cups warm cooked millet
1 tablespoons dried mint
2 teaspoons dried thyme
Generous pinch dried ginger
1/2 cup chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley.
Preheat the oven to 475°F. In a small bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons orange juice, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon mustard and 1 tablespoon brown sugar.
Lay the fennel and clementine slices into a medium roasting pan and pour the citrus mixture over the top. Toss with your hands so each component is coated. Place in the oven to roast for about 35 minutes, or until fennel has softened and browned around the edges. Stir every 10-15 minutes to prevent sticking (if you’re getting a lot of sticking, add an additional drizzle of olive oil). With about 5 minutes left of cook time, stir in the kalamata olives.
Pour the cooked warm millet into a large salad bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons orange juice, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon mustard. Pour over the millet and stir to combine. Add the the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, mint, thyme, and ginger, and stir to combine.
When the roasted fennel and citrus come out of the oven, immediately fold them into the millet. Toss in the chopped parsley. Stir to incorporate. Taste and season with additional salt if desired. Scoop salad into bowls and sprinkle with additional parsley. Serve immediately.