Quinoa Pilaf (Ww 4 Pts)( 5 Pts for WW+)

READY IN: 37mins
Recipe by Dreamer in Ontario

Source: Anne Lindsay's New Light Cooking. Quinoa has a mild flavor making it a pleasant substitute for rice. It can be served with meats, stir frys or in salads. It's available in many supermarkets and in health food stores

Top Review by Andi of Longmeadow

Delicious! Wow, we loved it! I didn't add squash, but other then that followed this exactly. I didn't have any problem with the lemon, maybe my lemon wasn't very strong. I just threw the peas in, and they were perfect~they melted into the hot quinoa, and made them so sweet and good! Great recipe! Loved it! Made for ZWT 7

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in nonstick pan and cook onion, celery and carrots for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Rinse quinoa with cold water, drain well and add to pan.
  3. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  4. Add water, bay leaf, lemon rind and juice.
  5. Add squash, if using.
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender.
  7. Discard bay leaf and stir in peas.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.

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