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Quinoa Pilaf
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High protein quinoa with a perfect combination of veggies and spices.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

Nutrition Facts

Makes 4 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280.3
Total Carbs 45.4 g
Dietary Fiber 6.7 g
Sugars 4.5 g
Total Fat 7.7 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Unsaturated Fat 4.0 g
Potassium 568.6 mg
Protein 9.0 g
Sodium 24.0 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1 Fat , 1 1/2 Vegetables , 2 1/2 Starch , 1/2 Lean Meat
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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1 each  large onion
3 each  medium garlic cloves
1 tbsp  vegetable oil
1 each  medium bell peppers
2 tsp  ground cumin
2 tsp  ground coriander
1 cup  quinoa
1.6667 cup  cold water
0 1/2 cup  fresh basil
1 1/2 cup  Corn, white, sweet, kernels, fresh
1 pinch  salt and pepper
1 1/2 tbsp  Nuts, pineapple, pignolia, dried
  1. In a heavy saucepan, saute the onions and garlic in the oil for 5 minutes, until soft. Add the bell peppers, cumin, and coriander and continue to saute for 5 more minutes.
  2. While the vegetables cook, place the quinoa in a fine sieve; rinse under cold running water for a minute or two. Add the rinsed quinoa and the water to the saucepan, cover tightly, and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Stir in the basil and cook 5 to 10 minutes longer, or until the quinoa is tender.
  3. Stir the pilaf to fluff it, add salt and pepper to taste, and top with pine nuts.

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