Quinoa Pilaf

Posted: May 23, 2012 in Videography
Quinoa Pilaf
Recipe by: Laura Jull | Photo by: sueb
Quinoa is very, very good for you. Really. And this pilaf is a perfect showcase for this lovely grain. It and the vegetables are simmered and cooked in water with a bay leaf, lemon juice and lemon zest for good measure. Peas are stirred in at the last mo
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Servings: 3
Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/2 onion, chopped

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

  • 2 carrots, diced

  • 1/2 cup quinoa

  • 1 cup hot water

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed

  • salt to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Pour oil into a medium saucepan, and place over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and carrots; cook and stir for 10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Using a strainer, rinse quinoa under cold water. Drain well. Stir into the vegetables; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add water, bay leaf and lemon rind and juice; bring to boil. Cover, and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender.
  3. Discard bay leaf. Stir in peas, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve.
Nutrition
per serving
Calories

195

Total Fat

6 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

77 mg

Total Carbohydrates

29 g

Dietary Fiber

5 g

Protein

6 g

 

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