This recipe can easily be made as a savory dish or a sweeter one. I chose a middle ground with the recipe below but substitutions are noted and can be easily adapted to suit your tastes. I also created this recipe to emphasize the mild and sweet taste of the Icelandic sheep meat raised 100 % on mountain grassy pastures (from Alpha Omega Ranch). I used mutton from a 3 year old ram, but store-bought lamb can be used as well. If using a commercially grown lamb you may want to drain the fat as you cook or adjust the seasonings if the mix tastes “too lamby”.
Also, the grains used can be any combination of ancient grains (amaranth, quinoa, millet, bulgur) but I chose the first two. For a lighter pilaf style use more bulgur or millet and less amaranth.
Finally, this mix might do well as stuffing for mushrooms (savory style), in yellow or red bell peppers (for sweet or savory mix) or green peppers (savory mix), or even in a loaf pan as a healthy and flavorful meat loaf (for a loaf use more amaranth, millet or quinoa and add egg or 2 to bind).