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Quinoa Vegetable Pilaf

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.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
Editor's Note
Look for quinoa in the cereal, rice or organic food aisle.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 193 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • geipa
    Dec 2, 2018

    I loved this dish. Made it for my family and they liked it. Have made it several times and will keep making it often. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ratlova30
    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.

  • pdzpdz
    Apr 7, 2011

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

  • Annieoldgirl
    Jul 29, 2010

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