Quinoa Pilaf with Pine Nuts

2007 Ellie Krieger, All Rights Reserved
TOTAL TIME: 25 min
Prep: 5 min
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Cook: 20 min
 
YIELD: 6 servings, serving size 3/4 cup
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ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Salt and pepper
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Directions

2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
Put the broth and quinoa in a medium sized saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until liquid is absorbed and grain is tender.

Meanwhile, toast the nuts in a large dry skillet over medium-high heat until golden brown and fragrant, about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove nuts from pan and set aside. Heat the oil in the same skillet over a medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook stirring occasionally, until the onions soften and begin to brown, about 6 minutes.

When the quinoa is done, fluff with a fork and transfer to a large serving bowl. Stir in the pine nuts, onions, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Calories 180; Total Fat 8 g; (Sat Fat 1 g, Mono Fat 3 g, Poly Fat 3 g) ; Protein 6 g; Carb 23 g; Fiber 2 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 30 mg

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  • on June 11, 2011

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    This is another one of my favorite recipes simple and healthy dish, Please give it a try, Quinoa is a grain that is a very good source of magnesium, iron, copper and phosphrous.
    You should definitely try this dish the pine nuts gives it a crunchy taste
    Thanks Ellie

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