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    Quinoa Pilaf with Cumin & Peas

              

    Quinoa Pilaf with Cumin & Peas

    Serves 6

     
    Quinoa Pilaf with Cumin & Peas is a versatile dish that can double as a vegetarian main course or a side dish paired with Chicken Rollades With Tomato Roasted Red Pepper Sauce for example.

     

    What You’ll Need:

    A Large Pot with a Cover
    Measuring Cups & Spoons
    A Sharp Kitchen Knife
    A Serving Casserole
     

    Ingredients:

    2 Tsp Olive Oil
    1 1/2 Cups Quinoa
    3 1/2 Cups Veggie Broth
    6 Green Onions, Sliced
    1 Green, Yellow or Red Pepper, Chopped
    2 Tsp Organic Cumin
    1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
    2 Tsp Garlic, Minced
    1/2 Tsp Sea Salt
    1 Cup Frozen Peas
    1/4 Cup Pine Nuts
    1/4 Cup Parsley
     

    How To Put It Together:

    1) Preheat a pot over medium high heat; you will know that the pot is ready when you place your hand about an inch above the pan’s surface and you feel heat radiating from the pan. Now add the oil; swirl it around the pan. Add the chopped bell pepper, and greens onions and saute until they are barely opaque. Add the cumin and smoked paprika and stir the spices around the pan; this will bring out their warm flavors. Add the quinoa, stirring it thoroughly until well combined with the vegetables; now stir in the minced garlic. Pour in the vegetable broth and stir until well combined. Cover the pot; reduce the heat to medium and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the quinoa is cooked though and fluffy. Now add the peas; stir them throughout the quinoa. The hot quinoa will cook them in about 30 seconds. Add the pine nuts and the parsley; stir until well combined.
     
    2) Serve and enjoy!
     

    Nina’s Tasty Tip:

    Quinoa makes a great breakfast! Add apples, cinnamon and a a little stevia instead of the savory spices for a comforting, healthy breakfast.
     

    Nutrition:

    184 Calories
    7 Grams of Protein
    27 Grams of Total Carbohydrates
    3 Grams of Sugar
    4 Grams of Dietary Fiber
    6 Grams of Total Fat
    1 Gram of Saturated Fat
    0 Grams of Trans Fat
    0 mg of Cholesterol
    69% RDA Vitamin K
    57% RDA Manganese
    44% RDA Vitamin C
    21% RDA Magnesium
    20% RDA Phosphorus
    19% RDA Folate
    15% RDA Copper
    13% RDA Thiamin
    12% RDA Vitamin B6
    10% RDA Zinc
    • Glycemic Load: 13

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