I created this recipe after tasting quinoa at a local restaurant. I really enjoy rice pilaf, but I don’t usually have time to make it. This quick-cooking side is a tasty alternative. –Sonya Fox of Peyton, Colorado
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
- In a small nonstick saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook onion and carrot in oil for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the broth, water and salt; bring to a boil.
- Add quinoa. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from the heat. Fluff with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Quinoa Pilaf in Light & Tasty December/January 2007, p15
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