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Spicy Quinoa and Spinach Pulao (Pilaf)

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This spicy quinoa pulao with Indian flavors is made with quinoa rather than rice for added protein!"
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35 m servings 359
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat olive oil in a large wok over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and let sizzle for 30 seconds. Add garlic, ground cumin, coriander, chile powder, ginger, chile pepper, pav bhaji masala, and turmeric; saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in onion; saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and cook until the tomato smell goes away. Mix in spinach; cook until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Pour water and quinoa into the wok. Bring to a simmer; cook, stirring occasionally, until water is absorbed, 8 to 12 minutes. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 359 calories; 11.7 55.3 12.2 0 47 Full nutrition

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I didn’t add the more complex spices because I don’t have a spice grinder. I will definitely make it again