Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf

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"A delicious and easy quinoa recipe. Serve with a salad and crusty bread for a complete meal."

Ingredients 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 365 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 20.9 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.9g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 10.1 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 260 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook onion in oil for 5 minutes, or until translucent. Add carrot, and cook 3 minutes more. Stir in quinoa and vegetable broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook 15 to 20 minutes, or until quinoa is tender and fluffy.
  2. In a bowl, toss quinoa together with walnuts and parsley. Serve hot or at room temperature.
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  1. 68 Ratings


This is a pretty basic pilaf recipe, and it's fine. However, I think it's really important to stress in the recipe that you have to rinse the quinoa really well before you cook it!!! Otherwise it tastes terrible.


Sorry JBUCK123 - 3 stars for you - 5 stars for me. I changed this so much it isn't the same recipe - BUT I'll give you credit because I used your recipe as the basis for mine. I started by rinsing the Quinoa a couple of times and then soaking it while I fried 1/2 onion with garlic in olive oil and when it was brown added about 1/4 cup of white wine (allowing for the alcohol to burn off), then added carrots, chicken broth and the quinoa. Before serving I added the walnuts. NO bitter taste. This is the first time making and eating Quinoa - thanks for getting me started and achieving 5* results.


This is a tasty, basic pilaf, open to many variations. I'm always on the lookout for new ways to cook quinoa because it is so super good for you and this is a nice, straightforward way to prepare it. I echo the sentiment of the reviewer who said to follow the directions and **RINSE** quinoa before cooking. It has a natural coating that is very bitter and must be rinsed off. It takes one minute, but means the difference between yummy and inedible.