Fruited Multigrain Pilaf


Your slow cooker does all the work when you combine three grains, cranberries, sweet potatoes and more, creating a perfect fall side dish or vegetarian meal.

Fruited Multigrain Pilaf
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Slow Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 20 mins
8 cups


  • cup uncooked wheat berries

  • ½ cup uncooked pearled farro or regular barley

  • ½ cup uncooked wild rice

  • 4 cup chicken or vegetable broth

  • 12 ounce sweet potato, peeled and chopped (2 1/3 cups)

  • cup dried cranberries

  • ½ cup sliced celery (1 stalk)

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 ⅓ cup chopped red cooking apples (such as Rome or Jonathan) (2 medium)

  • ½ cup chopped toasted walnuts

  • ½ cup sliced green onions (4)

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme


  1. Rinse and drain wheat berries, farro or barley (if using), and wild rice. In a 31/2- or 4-quart slow cooker stir together wheat berries, farro, wild rice, broth, sweet potato, cranberries, celery, butter, garlic, salt, and pepper.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 31/2 to 4 hours. Stir in the apples, walnuts, green onions, and thyme.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

186 Calories
5g Fat
32g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 418mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2.7mg 14%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 206mg 4%
Folate, total 18.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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