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Quinoa and Spinach Pilaf

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"Great with any meat."
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35 m servings 231
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until onion is softened, about 4 minutes. Add quinoa to onion mixture; cook and stir for about 1 minute more.
  2. Pour water over quinoa mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover saucepan, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir spinach and lemon zest into quinoa mixture; season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 231 calories; 6.2 35.8 11.4 8 146 Full nutrition

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This recipe is a great base, however it needs some extra seasoning. I switched out spinach for cilantro because I didn't have spinach on hand. I would make this again!

I used chicken broth instead of water for more flavor and everybody liked it. This was a side to baked salmon fillets.

Awesome. I substituted Olive Oil for butter, and unsalted Chicken Broth for water. Also I squeezed some fresh lemon juice over top when I seasoned my portion since I can't get enough of acidic f...