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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    30 mins

    5 mins

    25 mins

    Dib's's Note:

    Considered the Mother Grain by the Ancient Incas, Quinoa is high in protein(16%) and is gluten free. This recipe was originaly from Sunset.

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    Serves: 3-4



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    • 1/3 cup firmly packed chopped bacon
    • salad oil (optional)
    • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
    • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
    • 1 cup regular strength beef broth
    • 1/2 cup toasted quinoa
    • 1/3 cup shredded carrot
    • 1/3 cup finely chopped green pepper


    1. 1
      In a 12 inch fry pan over medium highheat cook bacon, stirring occasionally, until crisp around edges, around 8 minutes.
    2. 2
      With a slotted spoon lift bacon pieces from pan and set aside.
    3. 3
      Spoon off and discard all but 3 T.
    4. 4
      of the fat-or drain it all and use vegetable oil.
    5. 5
      Add mushrooms and onion to pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid cooks away and mushrooms are golden.
    6. 6
      Add broth, quinoa, carrots, and green pepper; Bring to a boil over high heat.
    7. 7
      Cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
    8. 8
      Take off heat, remove lid and let stand 2 minutes.
    9. 9
      Stir with a fork to separate grains.
    10. 10
      Spoon onto serving dish and sprinkle with cooked bacon.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 19, 2011


      I made a couple of changes based on personal preference. First off the bacon was reduced to 2 slices and the vegetables were sauteed then added to the quinoa after it had cooked in chicken broth. This was delicious and went very well with grilled pork chops.

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    • on October 25, 2008


      My first attempt at quinoa. It was delicious and really easy to make. Substituted celery for the green pepper and it was exellent.

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    • on June 30, 2008


      I couldn’t wait to make this recipe. Even though we don’t eat pork or bacon I decided to substitute with vegetarian fresh bacon. The taste is pretty close and we can save the calories and the fat. I used vegetable broth instead of beef. Because I changed the foundation of the taste I don’t think it would be fair to rate it low. The rest of the ingredients blended nicely and we love quinoa. Thank you

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    Nutritional Facts for Quinoa Pilaf

    Serving Size: 1 (147 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 204.4
    Calories from Fat 83
    Total Fat 9.2 g
    Saturated Fat 2.7 g
    Cholesterol 10.8 mg
    Sodium 444.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 22.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    Sugars 2.2 g
    Protein 7.9 g

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