Quinoa and Vegetable Pilaf Recipe

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


Submitted by aech

Makes 6 servings



Modified from Moosewood Simple Supper, p. 98

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa and Vegetable Pilaf

1 1/2 cups raw quinoa
1 cup vegetable broth
1 1/4 cups water
1 tsp thyme
1 onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 1/2 cups frozen edamame
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Recipe Directions for Quinoa and Vegetable Pilaf

  1. Thoroughly rinse and drain the quinoa in a fine mesh strainger. In a covered saucepan on high heat, bring the quinoa, broth, and thyme to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer covered until all the liquid is absorbed, 15-20 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Cover and set aside.

  2. While the quinoa cooks, saute the onion and garlic in the oil in a skillet on medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, until softened. Add the carrots and saute for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally and covering the skillet, if necessary, to prevent sticking. Add the bell pepper and peas and saute just until they are hot, a couple of minutes. Stir in the tomato, salt, and pepper, cover, and remove from the heat.

  3. When both the quinoa and vegetables are done, combine them. Add salt to taste. Serve topped with cheese if you wish.

Categories

Vegetables, Main Dish, American, Saute, Vegetarian, Kosher, Halal

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 234.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
284
Calories from Fat
76
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.5g
13%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
574mg
24%
Potassium
639mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
38.8g
13%
Dietary Fiber
14.0g
56%
Sugars
5.7g
Protein
13.2g
Vitamin A 86% Vitamin C 58%
Calcium 10% Iron 23%
* 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 dietary fiber
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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