Quinoa Pilau

Quinoa Pilau

by Kitty Mills 6 months ago
4.2 (6)
20 minutes
262.2 kcal
30.5 g carbs
Description

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!

Ingredients
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped blanched almonds, or more to taste
Directions
  1. 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. 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. 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.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 4 servings
calories: 262.2 kcal
carbohydrates: 30.5 g
protein: 6.2 g
saturated fat: 1.5 g
sodium: 315.7 mg
fiber: 4.5 g
sugar: 1.3 g