Light Quinoa Pilaf with Corn and JalapeÑOs Recipe

Looking for an easy LIGHT QUINOA PILAF WITH CORN AND JALAPEÑOS recipe? Learn how to make LIGHT QUINOA PILAF WITH CORN AND JALAPEÑOS using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by janicekerns

Makes 6 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for LIGHT QUINOA PILAF WITH CORN AND JALAPEÑOS

2 teaspoons olive oil
2 large+ear,+raw Corn Sweet
1 medium onion
1 teaspoon Salt
2 cups quinoa
1 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 pepper jalapeño chiles
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
2 teaspoons lime juice

Recipe Directions for LIGHT QUINOA PILAF WITH CORN AND JALAPEÑOS

  1. INSTRUCTIONS

  2. 1. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the corn and cook, stirring frequently, until corn starts to brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer the corn to a bowl; set aside.

  3. 2. Add the onion, remaining teaspoon oil, and ½ teaspoon salt to the saucepan. Cover and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the quinoa, increase the heat to medium, and cook, stirring frequently, until the quinoa lightly browns and becomes aromatic, about 5 minutes. Stir in the broth and jalapeños and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is transparent and tender, 16 to 18 minutes.

  4. 3. Remove the pot from the heat and lay a clean, folded kitchen towel underneath the lid (see illustration below). Let stand for 10 minutes, then fluff the quinoa with a fork. Stir in the cilantro, lime juice, and reserved corn and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 198.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
263
Calories from Fat
48
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.3g
8%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
419mg
17%
Potassium
473mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
45.7g
15%
Dietary Fiber
5.5g
22%
Sugars
3.6g
Protein
10.1g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 3% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
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