Quinoa Vegetable Pilaf Recipe

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Quinoa Vegetable Pilaf Recipe
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Quinoa Vegetable Pilaf Recipe

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If you've never tried quinoa, this colorful side dish makes a great introduction. The combination is wonderful. —Jill Heatwole, Pittsville, Maryland
Featured In: 20 Quinoa Recipes
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped carrot
  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • 1/4 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh broccoli

Directions

In a small saucepan, saute onion and carrot in oil until tender. Add rice and quinoa; stir to coat. Stir in broth and pepper.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, adding the broccoli during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: Look for quinoa in the cereal, rice or organic food aisle.
Originally published as Quinoa Vegetable Pilaf in Cooking for 2 Fall 2008, p8

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 193 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped carrot
  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • 1/4 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh broccoli
  1. In a small saucepan, saute onion and carrot in oil until tender. Add rice and quinoa; stir to coat. Stir in broth and pepper.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, adding the broccoli during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: Look for quinoa in the cereal, rice or organic food aisle.
Originally published as Quinoa Vegetable Pilaf in Cooking for 2 Fall 2008, p8

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Ratlova30 User ID: 5832130 158731
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2012

"This was my first time trying quinoa and it was very good. I added some dried thyme and I swapped out the broccoli for cauliflower to please my fussy mother. I can't want to make it again."

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pdzpdz User ID: 5924093 175499
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2011

"Excellent recipe. I like the quinoa as a hearty replacement for rice."

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Annieoldgirl User ID: 3332226 106239
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2010

"The perfect answer to a different side dish for grilled steaks!"

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