Quinoa and Lentil Pilaf Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa and Lentil Pilaf recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa and Lentil Pilaf using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jaimeg

Makes 6 servings



Akasha Richmond?s cauliflower-flecked pilaf is a fantastic, healthy meal in one dish. Chopped Marcona almonds add a super crunch; coconut oil, an unexpected tropical flavor. From Food & Wine Magazine

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa and Lentil Pilaf

8 oz g) (g g) French green lentils, rinsed
1 tbsp,+crumbled bay leaf
1 Thyme
1 garlic clove
1/4 onion
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tbsp+chopped shallot
1 stalk,+large+11"-12"+long celery rib
1 carrot, minced
1/2 cup red quinoa, rinsed
8 oz g) vegetable stock
1 Salt
1 Freshly ground pepper
1 pound cauliflower, coarsely grated
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/3 cup Whole Natural Almonds

Recipe Directions for Quinoa and Lentil Pilaf

  1. Put the lentils in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Add the bay leaf, thyme sprig, garlic and onion and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderately low heat until the lentils are tender, about 18 minutes. Drain and discard the bay leaf, thyme, garlic and onion. Wipe out the pot.

  2. Add 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil to the saucepan. Add the shallot, celery and carrot and cook over low heat until softened, about 8 minutes. Add the quinoa and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes. Add the stock, season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat until the grains are tender and plump and the liquid is absorbed, about 18 minutes. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Add the cauliflower and cook over moderately high heat until lightly browned in spots, about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, toss the lentils with the quinoa, cauliflower, parsley and almonds. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot or at room temperature.

Categories

Main Dish, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 205.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
202
Calories from Fat
88
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.8g
15%
Saturated Fat
4.2g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
225mg
9%
Potassium
400mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
22.1g
7%
Dietary Fiber
5.7g
23%
Sugars
3.0g
Protein
8.7g
Vitamin A 40% Vitamin C 67%
Calcium 6% Iron 12%
* 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
B
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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