Herbed Quinoa Pilaf
Makes 4 servings, 1 cup each
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Ease of Preparation: Easy
1 small onion chopped
1 cup frozen peas and carrots (or favorite vegetable)
½ cup quinoa
1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
1/3 cup walnuts chopped
2 tablespoons fresh sage leaves chopped(see tricks)
1. In a medium sauce pan or skillet, sauté onions over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes until they become translucent.
2. Add frozen vegetable, quinoa and broth. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer for 15 - 20 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff with a fork let stand for 3 minutes.
3. Add walnuts and sage to quinoa mixture and toss to mix. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Tips & Tricks
Trick: You can use any herb you like in this, oregano, parsley or chives are delicious as well.
Nutritional Notes: per serving: calories 175; fat 7.6g (sat 0.6g, mono 0.8g, poly 4.5g); iron 2mg; cholesterol 0.0mg; calcium 42mg; carbohydrate 22g; sodium 69mg; protein 5.5g; fiber 3g
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A: 15% daily value; Vitamin C: 6% dv; Calcium: 4% dv; Iron: 10% dv