Quinoa Pilaf

Recipe by Diana Adcock
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 3-4
YIELD: 2 1/2 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 13
    cup firmly packed chopped bacon
  • salad oil (optional)
  • 1
    cup sliced mushrooms
  • 13
    cup finely chopped onion
  • 1
    cup regular strength beef broth
  • 12
    cup toasted quinoa
  • 13
    cup shredded carrot
  • 13
    cup finely chopped green pepper
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DIRECTIONS

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