Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Quinoa Pilaf

This is a healthier substitute for rice (it's not actually a grain) that is actually pretty good!! The texture is a little different than rice but not too bad!
I got this recipe from here.

Quinoa Pilaf

1 TBS olive oil
1/4 tsp onion powder (or 1/4 onion chopped... if you like that sort of thing!)
1 Cup quinoa
2 Cups water
2 tsp chicken bouillon
1/2 tsp parsley flakes

In a 10 inch skillet with a lit, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion powder and quinoa. Saute until the quinoa starts to brown (and if you are using an onion until it turns clear).

Add the water and chicken bouillon (or you could use 2 C. chicken broth) and parsley flakes and bring to a slight boil. Cover and reduce heat. Cook for 12 minutes, covered, until the liquid is absorbed. Fluff it with a fork, recover and allow it to steam for another 10-15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper if needed, and serve.

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