Quinoa Pilaf Recipe: Low fat, delicious, high protein vegetarian or vegan quinoa recipe, quick and easy to make. Use quinoa in any casserole recipe in place of other grains.
For a quick easy healthy meal, serve this qluten free quinoa recipe with fried or baked tofu and a green salad.
Total Prep and Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Yield: 4 main dish servings, or 6 side servings
Nutrition Data Per 93g Serving (4 servings): 228 cal, 35g carb, 7g fat, 303mg sodium, 5g fiber, 8g protein, low Saturated Fat & Cholesterol, good source Vit C, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Manganese. Estimated glycemic load 18
Quinoa cooked this way is light, dry and slightly crunchy because it's toasted.
Tip: Quinoa is so small & fine that it's difficult to drain with a regular colander.
Solution: I have a wire metal Splatter Cover (one used to prevent food splattering) and after soaking the Quinoa for 15 minutes, I simply poured the soaked Quinoa on top of the Splatter Cover, the water drained and no lost Quinoa fell thru the holes.
I added chopped spinach and a little diced cooked zucchini to the vegetable mix for this recipe. I'm thinking Sun Dried Tomatoes would be yummy too! - Mercy A.
I made your quinoa pilaf today although I omitted the chick peas and put in fine diced carrot, celery and toasted almonds along with the spices you have listed. (added the nuts at the end) was absolutely delish! My husband loves white rice although I'm diabetic and I think I've changed him in that respect. Thanks for this great recipe, excited about trying other recipes using Quinoa. - Irma R.
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