Red Quinoa With Pistachios

Recipe by Sandi From CA
READY IN: 50mins


  • 1
    tablespoon olive oil
  • 1
    large shallot, finely chopped (or 2 small)
  • kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1
    cup quinoa, preferably red, rinsed well in a fine-mesh sieve
  • 1 12
    cups low sodium chicken broth (recommended) or 1 1/2 cups water
  • 14
    cup shelled raw pistachios, unsalted and chopped (ok, mine were roasted and salted, but that didn't hurt!)
  • 4
    tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley (I used one healthy handful, more that the original recipe)
  • 1 -2
    tablespoon chopped of fresh mint


  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots, season with salt and pepper, and cook about 5 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally. Add quinoa and cook, stirring frequently, until quinoa starts to toast and smell nutty, about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  • Give a quick stir to the quinoa, cover and reduce heat to low, simmering gently until quinoa is tender, 25-30 minutes (15 if using white quinoa). Remove pan from heat, fluff quinoa with a fork. Cover; let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Carefully fold pistachios, parsley, and mint into quinoa. Season with salt and pepper.