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Gluten Free Moroccan Millet & Butternut Squash Pilaf Recipe

Filled with nutritious ingredients and flavorful spices, this Gluten Free Moroccan Millet & Butternut Squash Pilaf recipe makes for a lovely side dish.

4 from 3 votes
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Gluten Free Moroccan Millet & Butternut Squash Pilaf Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 387kcal


  • 1 medium butternut squash peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • Kosher or fine sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ medium yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced or finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 cup millet rinsed and drained
  • cups water
  • ¼ cup dried currants or cranberries
  • ¼ cup pitted green olives chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the squash with 1 tablespoon of oil and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Spread onto the baking sheet in an even layer. Roast for about 30 minutes or until tender and brown in spots.
  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a medium pot over medium-low heat. Add the onion, garlic, and mustard seeds. Cook, stirring often, until the onion is soft and translucent, 3-5 minutes. Add the cumin, curry powder, and millet. Stir for 1 minute. Add the water. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the water is absorbed and the millet is fluffy, about 25-30 minutes.
  • Using a fork, fluff up the millet and mix in the currants, olives, and parsley. Gently stir in the squash and season the pilaf, to taste, with salt and pepper before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Moroccan Millet & Butternut Squash Pilaf Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 387 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 152mg6%
Potassium 807mg23%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 20280IU406%
Vitamin C 45.9mg56%
Calcium 118mg12%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Butternut Squash Cranberries Currants Curry Dairy Free Gluten-Free Gluten-Free Recipes Hallie Klecker Magazine Millet Moroccan Olives Parsley Pilaf

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