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Quinoa Vegetable Pilaf Recipe

Quinoa Vegetable Pilaf Recipe

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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with reduced-sodium chicken broth) equals 193 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 300 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews for Quinoa Vegetable Pilaf

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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."

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2011

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

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2010

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

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