Pomegranate Quinoa Pilaf

TOTAL TIME: 45 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 30 min
 
YIELD: 4-6 servings
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ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup diagonally sliced scallions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
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Directions

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute the onion until translucent and fragrant. Add the quinoa and stir to coat. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender.

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, pomegranate seeds, scallions, parsley, lemon juice, zest, and sugar. Add the quinoa and season with salt, and pepper to taste. Garnish with toasted, slivered almonds.

Serves: 6; Calories: 248; Total Fat: 12.5 grams; Saturated Fat: 1 gram; Protein: 9 grams; Total carbohydrates: 27 grams; Sugar: 4 grams; Fiber: 4 grams; Cholesterol: 0 milligrams; Sodium: 109 milligrams

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  • on March 22, 2014

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    This is a terrific recipe, it's easy and oh so good. I've made exactly as stated as well as subbing dried cranberries for the pomegranate and both are great, although I prefer the cranberry. Like another reviewer I use a little less stock and do prefer it at room temp. Great go-to. Also, I prefer the red quinoa, I just think it has more flavor.

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  • on June 28, 2013

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    This was so good, made it for a dinner party. Tweeked it a bit by adding more of my favorites, but it was devine.

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  • on October 04, 2012

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    I saw this episode today and made it tonight! Super yummy and fresh. I would add the pomegranate seeds to the top as a garnish. Make extra dressing for your green salad!

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