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quinoa pilaf cooked with peppers and herbs

Quinoa Pilaf

This Quinoa Pilaf recipe is a really simple and tasty way to incorporate quinoa (another “superfood”) into your diet.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Rice & Grains, Side Dish, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 173 kcal


  • 1 cup quinoa use any type I used multi-colored
  • 2 cups water or chicken stock or combo
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • cup each finely diced red and orange or yellow bell pepper
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions white and green parts
  • ¼ cup minced fresh parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Rinse the quinoa at least 3 times in freshwater. Put into a rice cooker; add 2 cups water, a pinch of salt, and the butter. Cover and turn the cooker on, cook until the cooker turns off, about 20 minutes. (Alternatively, place the quinoa into a pot with a tight-fitting lid, add water and butter, bring to a simmer, lower heat, cover and cook for 20 minutes).
  • While the quinoa is cooking, heat the oil in a sauté pan over medium-low heat; add pepper and onions, sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • When the quinoa is cooked and the vegetables are tender, combine; stir in the parsley. Taste and adjust salt and pepper.


Serving: 1gSodium: 195mgSugar: 1gFiber: 7gCholesterol: 9mgCalories: 173kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gFat: 11gProtein: 4gCarbohydrates: 19g
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