Quinoa and Spinach Pilaf

Quinoa and Spinach Pilaf

Jahangir Khan

"Great with any meat."
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35 m servings 231 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 231 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.8g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 11.4 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 146 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until onion is softened, about 4 minutes. Add quinoa to onion mixture; cook and stir for about 1 minute more.
  2. Pour water over quinoa mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover saucepan, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir spinach and lemon zest into quinoa mixture; season with salt and pepper.

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This recipe is a great base, however it needs some extra seasoning. I switched out spinach for cilantro because I didn't have spinach on hand. I would make this again!

Awesome. I substituted Olive Oil for butter, and unsalted Chicken Broth for water. Also I squeezed some fresh lemon juice over top when I seasoned my portion since I can't get enough of acidic f...

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