Pilaf is really a whole grain with additions. Think Tabouli as an example. Hot or cold, as a salad or a side dish, you can create a fun, satisfying dish with things you have hanging out in your fridge. Make as much or as little as you like.
Here's one I did warm and wish I had made extra for a salad the next day. Add grilled or baked tofu, fish, or steak to round it out to a complete meal.
onion (or scallions)
Saute onion and add millet and cauliflower and enough water to cook the amount of millet you have in the pot. Bring to a boil, add a pinch of sea salt, cover and put a lid on, turning down the heat to simmer. Cook for 20 minutes or a little longer for the grain to absorb all of the water. Mix in the rest of the ingredients. Serve warm or cool.