Quick Quinoa Pilaf

    35 min

    Quinoa is a great alternative to rice - it's lighter, tastes nutty and cooks in about half the time. In this recipe it's tossed with onion, garlic and fresh herbs to make a quick and easy side.

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    Serves: 4 

    • good knob butter
    • 175g (6 oz) uncooked quinoa
    • 450ml (16 fl oz) vegetable stock
    • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
    • handful chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 sprigs thyme, stem removed
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • dash fresh lemon juice (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the quinoa and toast, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in stock, and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes, or until quinoa is tender.
    2. In a bowl, mix quinoa together with garlic, parsley, thyme, salt and onion. Sprinkle with lemon juice, and serve.

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    Absolutly gorgeous. First time I ever ate quinoa but would definatly chose this recipe the next time I used it. Very tasty and quick and easy to make too.  -  18 Mar 2010


    Something else. Great recipe really tasty! Matt  -  22 Jun 2011


    I made this last night but tweaked it a little. Since I didn't fancy eating raw garlic and raw onion I added them during the cooking process and it was delicious. I just had the leftovers for breakfast!  -  08 Mar 2014