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Quinoa Pilaf

This Quinoa Pilaf is a nutrition powerhouse because quinoa provides more protein than other grains and it’s also a good source of potassium an dietary fiber.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

  • Calories 120
  • Carbohydrate 19 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Fat 3 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber 2 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 290 mg

This Recipe Serves 10

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
½ medium onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
11/2 cups mushrooms, wiped clean and chopped
1 1/2 cups quinoa (pre-washed)
3 cups fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon dried thyme

Instructions

  1. Add the olive oil to a medium saucepan. Sauté onion and celery over medium-high heat and cook about 3 minutes or until the onions are clear.
  2. Add mushrooms and cook until brown. Add the quinoa to the pan and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Slowly add the chicken broth, salt, pepper and thyme and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer. Cook 15 minutes and fluff with a fork when done.

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Just use gluten-free chicken broth and this dish can be gluten-free.

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