Quinoa Pilaf

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This recipe makes 4 servings
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Both first-time and seasoned quinoa eaters will love this dish. In addition to being delicious, quinoa is an excellent source of plant protein and also provides iron, vitamin E, and fiber.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup(s) quinoa, dry
  • 1/2 cup(s) nuts, pistachios, unsalted, shelled
  • 1 tablespoon oil, olive, extra-virgin
    plus 1 teaspoon, divided
  • 1 small pepper(s), red, bell
    finely diced
  • 2 medium scallion(s) (green onions)
    thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoon vinegar, white wine
  • salt
    to taste
  • peppercorns, black
    freshly ground, to taste

Instructions


  • 1

    Heat oven or toaster oven to 350°F.

  • 2

    Combine 1 3/4 cups water and quinoa in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and place in a mixing bowl.

  • 3

    While quinoa is cooking, spread pistachios on a baking tray and bake until lightly browned and fragrant, about 10 minutes. Cool and roughly chop.

  • 4

    Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper and scallions and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add to quinoa, along with pistachios, vinegar, and remaining 1 tablespoon of oil; stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve. 

  • Each serving is 3/4 cup.
Nutritional Information Amount Per Serving
  • Calories260
  • Total Fat14g
  • Saturated Fat1.5g
  • Sodium85mg
  • Carbohydrates28g
  • Dietary Fiber4g
  • Protein8g
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