Day 11: 30 Days of Clean Eating | The Best Quinoa Pilaf Recipe

by Sherri on January 14, 2014 · 0 comments · 30 Days of Clean Eating, Clean Eating, Side Dishes, Simple Recipes


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The Best Quinoa Pilaf Recipe

Day 11 of my 30 Days of Clean Eating Challenge.  This Quinao Pilaf recipe is great and one of my favorite’s!

I made it last night and I could make a meal out of it all by itself. But I did have it with this Tipalia fish recipe and broccoli tonight.

You can easily ADD different vegetables to this recipe  (Spinach, Kale, Zuccini, Squash are all good).  I have even made it with diced chicken as well.

Ingredients

2 TBSP of coconut oil or olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

4 cloves of garlic, minced

2 celery stalks, sliced thin

6-8 baby carrots, sliced thin

Salt and pepper to taste

1 lb. of sliced mushrooms

1 cup of quinoa

2 cups of water (you can also use 1 cup of water and 1 cup of chicken stock for a richer flavor)

Directions

1. Heat oil and then add celery, carrots, onion and garlic.

2. Cook for about 5 minutes until celery and carrots get a little tender. I prefer mine very tender but if you prefer more crunchy veggies you can add your mushrooms now.

3. Add mushrooms and cook for another 5 – 10 minutes until they reach desired tenderness.

4. Add 2 cups of water and then 1 cup of quinoa.

5. Bring to a boil and then reduce to low and cook for 20 minutes.

ENJOY!

 

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