This is one of those recipes you'll pull out again and again. . . until you memorize it. (it's really that simple.) Serve this pilaf instead of rice, potatoes, or any other starchy side.

Source: Parents Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook, stirring often until the onion is starting to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Add broth and salt and bring to a simmer. Add quinoa, and return to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to low to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, undisturbed until the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.

  • Place peas in a sieve or strainer and run water over them to thaw. Stir peas into the quinoa, and let sit off heat until the peas are heated through, about 1 minute.

Nutrition Facts

180 calories; total fat 6g; saturated fat 1g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 4g; cholesterolmg; sodium 149mg; potassium 241mg; carbohydrates 25g; fiber 4g; sugar 2g; protein 6g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 499IU; vitamin c 7mg; thiaminmg; riboflavin 1mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 70mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 28mg; iron 2mg.