Quinoa pilaf with pine nuts

Total Time
50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Quinoa doesn't get the attention it deserves. This is a delicious, protein-packed dish.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread nuts in a single layer on an unoiled baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 3-5 minutes, or until slightly deepened in color.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In a heavy saucepan, saute onions and garlic in oil until softened.
  6. Add bell pepper, cumin and coriander; continue to saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. While vegetables cook, place quinoa in a fine sieve and rinse well under cold running water for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Add rinsed quinoa and water to saucepan, cover tightly and simmer gently for 15 minutes.
  9. Stir in basil and corn, and cook 5-10 minutes longer, or until quinoa is tender.
  10. Stir to fluff it, add salt and pepper to taste and top with toasted pine nuts.
Most Helpful

4 5

This came out pretty good, though a bit dry. The garlic was not overpowering. I think next time I will dress it up with a bit of parmesan.