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Quinoa Pilau

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
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"Inspired by traditional rice pilau of southern India, this addictive recipe is time-efficient with practice. Once tasted, it is impossible to get enough. Enjoy!"
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Ingredients

1 h servings 262
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring water, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan; cook until quinoa has absorbed all the water, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and ginger until onion is lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Add cinnamon and cloves; stir to coat. Stir in cooked quinoa.
  3. Remove skillet from heat; stir in mint and cilantro. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Allow mixture to cool; fluff with fork before serving. Garnish with blanched almonds.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Dairy consumers may choose to add 1/2 cup plain yogurt to mixture when adding cooked quinoa.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 262 calories; 13.1 30.5 6.2 0 316 Full nutrition

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The cloves add an unexpected taste! I topped this with pecans, not almonds Great tasting dish that was easy to prepare!

I might make it again, but the next time with 1/2t of powdered ginger. The way it is now, ALL I could taste was ginger.

I loved this! The first time I made it I had only dry spices, and was still great. This time, except for powdered ginger, I followed the recipe exactly.

I stirred in lobster at the end and it was a hit!!!

Fun & easy way to spice up Quinoa. I served it with Coconut Chicken Korma and the flavors blended together quite nicely.