Quinoa Pilaf

Source: Whole Foods Market

Servings: 4

Dried cherries and toasted pecans add wonderful flavor and color to this quinoa dish.


1 cup quinoa
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh chopped chives
2 cups vegetable broth
Sea salt, to taste
Ground pepper, to taste
1/3 cup dried cherries (optional)
1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans

Rinse quinoa and drain it well. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chives and cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Stir in the quinoa and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until the skillet gets dry.
In a separate pan, heat vegetable broth to a simmer. Add hot broth, salt and pepper to the skillet. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook 20 to 25 minutes or until quinoa is tender. Stir in cherries and pecans.

Quinoa Pilaf
Course: Side Dish

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