Quinoa Pilau Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quinoa Pilau Recipe
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Quinoa Pilau

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"Inspired by traditional rice pilau of southern India, this addictive recipe is time-efficient with practice. Once tasted, it is impossible to get enough. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  1. Bring water, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan; cook until quinoa has absorbed all the water, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and ginger until onion is lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Add cinnamon and cloves; stir to coat. Stir in cooked quinoa.
  3. Remove skillet from heat; stir in mint and cilantro. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Allow mixture to cool; fluff with fork before serving. Garnish with blanched almonds.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Dairy consumers may choose to add 1/2 cup plain yogurt to mixture when adding cooked quinoa.
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Reviews More Reviews

Apr 04, 2013

The cloves add an unexpected taste! I topped this with pecans, not almonds Great tasting dish that was easy to prepare!

 
Apr 13, 2015

I loved this! The first time I made it I had only dry spices, and was still great. This time, except for powdered ginger, I followed the recipe exactly.

 

5 Ratings

Jul 30, 2014

I might make it again, but the next time with 1/2t of powdered ginger. The way it is now, ALL I could taste was ginger.

 
May 08, 2014

I stirred in lobster at the end and it was a hit!!!

 
Oct 17, 2012

Fun & easy way to spice up Quinoa. I served it with Coconut Chicken Korma and the flavors blended together quite nicely.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 262 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 316 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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