Quinoa Pilaf Recipe
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Quinoa Pilaf Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 198 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 434 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Editor's Note: If using vegetable broth, omit the salt.
Editor's Note: Look for quinoa in the cereal, rice or organic food aisle.
Originally published as Quinoa Pilaf in Light & Tasty December/January 2007, p15

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 198 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 434 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

Good Day! Am *new* to Quinoa vs. starchy *stuff*, Truly hoping to acquaint **new TOH Friends* in this manner, J.

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Reviewed Jan. 15, 2014

I used two small-medium size carrots (we like carrots!). It can easily be adapted with other veggies. It was very easy and yummy - thanks for sharing!

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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

I make this frequently when I want to change up the side dish habit away from potatoes or rice. I've also diced up broccoli and zucchini to add in. I also replaced the 1/4 cup of water with a 1/4 of white wine or chicken broth.

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Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

I love quinoa! It is so versatile and healthy. You can add anything to it. I have added every vegetable in my fridge to it, mixed it with vegetable, chicken and beef broth. It's great as a side or as a main course, with or without meat.

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Reviewed Sep. 20, 2012

Very easy to make and went perfect with some steaks we had.

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