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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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; 6 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 149 mg sodium. 241 mg potassium; 25 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 6 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 499 IU vitamin a; 7 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 1 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 70 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 28 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;