Red Quinoa Pilaf

Red Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa cooks like rice so it can be made in the rice cooker. Just remember- add 2 parts liquid to 1 part quinoa.

1 cup of cooked quinoa contains 22 grams of protein! That’s the equivalent to a piece of meat or fish.

Serves 6 as a side dish or 3 as a main dish. Prep and Cook Time: less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup red quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1-1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grape seed oil
  • 1/2 cup raw sliced almonds
  • 10 asparagus tips, sliced (use more if you wish, the same goes for any veggies used in any recipe)
  • 1 teaspoon, organic no-salt vegan seasoning (I like the Kirkland Signature brand from Costco. You can use fresh or dried herbs if you don’t have any seasoning spices on hand.)
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

1. Heat a little oil in a saucepan and caramelize the onions and mushrooms.

2. Add the asparagus, almonds, quinoa, seasonings, and broth. Bring to a boil.

3. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for about 10-15 minutes until the liquid is completely absorbed.

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