Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Quinoa is a delicate flavored, rice-like grain that is a rich source of protein.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse quinoa with cold water according to the directions on the package; drain.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa and broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  3. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add leeks, peppers, carrots, and celery. Cook for 6 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic; cook 1 minute.
  4. Combine vegetable mixture and quinoa. Stir in cheese, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley.
Most Helpful

Really wonderful quinoa, loved all the fresh vegetables melded into the wonderful mix of grain. I ran out of quinoa - (for the full servings) so I added a bit of wild rice along side. It's so wonderful, you will have to eat the first bowl all by yourself, and then squeak in for a second helping! Very easy to put together, and the topping of the parmesan cheese is a perfect addition. Made for *Photo Swap* Photo Forum January 2010

Andi of Longmeadow Farm January 29, 2010

The absolute best quinoa recipe ever. Period.

Katanashrp June 17, 2013

This dish is really full of flavor and has the added plus of tons and tons of veggies throughout. I used red quinoa and just eyeballed the veggies. It was served at room temperature with Glazed Pork Roast (Pieczony Schab) for a delicious Bayhill meal. Made for PAC Spring 2013.

PaulaG April 13, 2013