Allergy Free Quinoa Pilaf

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Recipe by Allergy Free Cooking, Baby!, Inc.

Gluten free, Egg Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free, & Nut Free

Quinoa is a gluten free whole grain. It contains many nutrients, including all eight essential amino acids. One of the best reasons to enjoy quinoa is because it has a high-protein content, which makes it a great cholesterol-free and low-fat source of protein for vegetarians and vegans. Quinoa needs to be rinsed with a fine strainer in order to get rid of the bitter coating. Once that’s done it’s pretty simple to make. In this recipe I cooked it similar to rice pilaf. It’s a great substitution and much healthier.

Ingredients

  • • 2 cups of Quinoa
  • • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • • ½ onion
  • • 2 garlic cloves
  • • 4 cups of broth
  • • 1 tsp salt optional

Instructions

  1. Rinse quinoa.
  2. In a medium sauce pan heat olive oil, ½ cup of quinoa, onion, and garlic over medium heat.
  3. Heat until onion is translucent and some of the quinoa is toasted.
  4. Add the rest of the quinoa and the broth.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to simmer for 20 minutes or until the quinoa is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
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