Quinoa Pilaf Recipe

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


Submitted by lasmith86

Makes 5 servings



Quinoa with veggies. Elegant, tasty, and yummy! Takes about 30 mins, and takes your attention, but well worth it.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa Pilaf

2 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/2 medium onion
1 cup quinoa
1/2 cup chicken broth
6 baby carrots
1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 cup frozen cut leaf spinach
2 tsp thyme
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp marjoram

Recipe Directions for Quinoa Pilaf

  1. Warm olive oil in pan. Meanwhile, dice onion and carrots. Mince garlic.

  2. On medium high heat, cook onions and garlic until translucent, approx 5 mins.

  3. Turn heat to medium low. Stir in quinoa and toast by stirring constantly for approx 2 mins.

  4. Stir in 1 1/2 cups water mixed with broth. Add spices to taste.

  5. Bring to boil, cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 5 mins.

  6. Add carrots, cover and simmer for about 10 mins, until almost all liquid is absorbed.

  7. Meanwhile, thaw and warm spinach. I just microwave it.

  8. Add tomatoes and spinach, stir for approximately two mins. Add more spices to taste if needed.

  9. Let sit, covered, for about 5 mins.

  10. 1 serving is a slighlty heaping 1/2 cup based on my yeild. Double for main dish.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 126.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
169
Calories from Fat
37
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.1g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
217mg
9%
Potassium
277mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
26.7g
9%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
15%
Sugars
1.9g
Protein
6.3g
Vitamin A 45% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 6% Iron 14%
* 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
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in vitamin A
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