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


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10 mins
20 mins


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  • 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; fat 6g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 25g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 2g; protein 6g; vitamin a 498.6IU; vitamin c 6.8mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 1.2mg; niacin equivalents 0.9mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 70mcg; sodium 149mg; potassium 241mg; calcium 28mg; iron 1.9mg.