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Quinoa Pilaf With Pine Nuts

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“This is hands down my favorite basic way of preparing quinoa. The Incas called quinoa "the mother of all grains" and I think it is such a nutritious and under used grain. Since it contains a balanced set of amino acids it is a complete protein source and best of all, it is gluten free. I use it instead oatmeal in the morning oftentimes (that recipe will be coming up)! This recipe is from Ellie Krieger and it's just a wonderful side dish or leftover snack.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse quinoa gently.
  2. Bring chicken broth and quinoa to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  3. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover, cooking for 15 - 20 minutes, until liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender.
  4. While the quinoa is cooking, toast pine nuts in a dry hot pan until brown and fragrant.
  5. Add oil to the same pan used to toast the pine nuts and saute the onions. Cook onions until soft and golden, about 10 minutes.
  6. When quinoa is done, fluff with fork and transfer to serving bowl. Add caramelized onions, pine nuts and chopped parsley to the quinoa. Season with salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oil to taste.

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