Spicy Quinoa Pilau

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Georgia Charlotte

I wanted to make some sort of pialf/pilau type thing with quinoa, read a bunch of different recipes, looked in my cupboard and came up with this. Very aromatic Indian-inspired dish. If you like it less spicy, then leave out the chili. Feel free to play around with the vegetables too, I just used what was in my fridge/freezer. I mostly eyeballed the ingredients, but this is a basic estimation.

Top Review by Leila

lol, i miss u ...love the beginning 'some sort of pialf/pilau type thing' , a very georgia thing to say :) , yummy dish ! missssh u

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, fry the onion in a little oil.
  2. Add the garlic, cloves, cardamom and chili pepper, and fry a bit more.
  3. Add the vegetables (if using any frozen vegetables, don't add them in just yet) and continue frying.
  4. Add the quinoa, water, cinnamon, coriander seeds, and bay leaves.
  5. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat, cover and simmer for about 12 minutes, or until the quinoa has absorbed the water.
  6. About halfway through the simmering, stir in any frozen vegetables you want to add.

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