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Quinoa Pilaf Recipe

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


Submitted by carababeara

Makes 4 servings



quinoa with a mixture of delicious add-ons

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa Pilaf

1 cup quinoa
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup raisins
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 green pepper
1/2 red pepper
1/2 tomato

Recipe Directions for Quinoa Pilaf

  1. Place the quinoa in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until toasted, about 2 minutes. Add 1 3/4 cups water (or use low-sodium chicken broth) and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until the liquid is absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, about 2 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, toast the pine nuts in a skillet over medium-high heat, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes; transfer to a plate. Add the olive oil and garlic to the skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring, until golden, about 2 minutes. Transfer the garlic to the plate, reserving the oil.

  3. Fluff the quinoa with a fork. Add the pine nuts, garlic, reserved oil, parsley, raisins and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and toss.

Categories

Main Dish, Saute, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 108.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
304
Calories from Fat
136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.1g
23%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
296mg
12%
Potassium
434mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
36.8g
12%
Dietary Fiber
4.2g
17%
Sugars
7.0g
Protein
7.6g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 57%
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
B+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin C
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