Quinoa Pilaf

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Yogi8

This was delicious! Try something new--Quinoa provides all essential amino acids and is high in protein, iron and the B vitamins. Find it in the health/grain section of the supermarket.

Top Review by Mirj2338

Quinoa is not exactly a popular food in Israel. In fact, I could only find it in one health food store so totally out of my way home from work. But, you know what, this was worth it! This was my first time eating quinoa and I adore it! It's got a nutty taste to it, and it went really well with the veggies and sweet potato. I couldn't get kale (harder to find than quinoa, supposedly) so I subbed beet greens. This really is a versatile recipe, I can't wait to try it with all sorts of sauteed vegetables. I'm actually Somersizing at the moment, and think this would make a great carbos meal if I eliminated the oil, sweet potatoes and corn. I'm going to try mixing the quinoa with some roasted red peppers and onions with lots of garlic. I can hardly wait! Yogi, youze da best!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to boil in pot.
  2. Stir in quinoa, lower heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Leave cover on pot and let sit 10 minutes more.
  4. Sauté onion, garlic, celery, kale and corn in fry pan 5-10 minutes.
  5. Steam sweet potato till soft (5 minutes).
  6. In large mixing bowl, toss quinoa with all veggies and season to taste.

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