Quinoa Pilau

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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1 h servings 262 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 262 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.5g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 316 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.


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


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

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.

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.

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

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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