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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 lthompson123

Makes 4 servings



High protein, whole grain side dish to accompany Moroccan Winter Squash and Carrot Stew.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa Pilaf

1 cup quinoa (uncooked)
1 T olive oil
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup carrot, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 cups water
1/2 c fresh cilantro, chopped
1 T fresh mint, chopped

Recipe Directions for Quinoa Pilaf

  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and carrot. Cover; cook until vegetables begin to brow, stirring often, about 10 minutes.

  2. Add garlic, salt and turmeric; saute 1 minute.

  3. Add quinoa; stir 1 minutes.

  4. Add 2 cups water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; simmer until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.

  5. Spoon 1 portion of quinoa onto plate, forming a well in the center. Spoon Morrocan stew into well. Sprinkle with cilantro and mint.

  6. (A dollop of low fat yogurt added before the herbs does a nice job of cooling the heat of the stew and adding a bit of tanginess.)

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 194.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
223
Calories from Fat
63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.0g
11%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
311mg
13%
Potassium
334mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
31.9g
11%
Dietary Fiber
11.7g
47%
Sugars
3.0g
Protein
7.4g
Vitamin A 31% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 4% Iron 17%
* 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
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in vitamin A
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