Quinoa pilaf with pine nuts

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“Quinoa doesn't get the attention it deserves. This is a delicious, protein-packed dish.”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread nuts in a single layer on an unoiled baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 3-5 minutes, or until slightly deepened in color.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In a heavy saucepan, saute onions and garlic in oil until softened.
  6. Add bell pepper, cumin and coriander; continue to saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. While vegetables cook, place quinoa in a fine sieve and rinse well under cold running water for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Add rinsed quinoa and water to saucepan, cover tightly and simmer gently for 15 minutes.
  9. Stir in basil and corn, and cook 5-10 minutes longer, or until quinoa is tender.
  10. Stir to fluff it, add salt and pepper to taste and top with toasted pine nuts.

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