Quinoa pilaf with carrots and raisins

    Quinoa pilaf with carrots and raisins


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    About this recipe: This is a sweet and spicy quinoa recipe that's very versatile. It works well as a vegetarian main served hot, as a side dish or even as a lunchtime salad served cold.

    Serves: 6 

    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 2 carrots, grated
    • 200g raisins or sultanas
    • 1 tablespoon mixed spice
    • 250g quinoa
    • 35g chopped coriander
    • 350ml orange juice
    • 350ml water
    • 4 tablespoons chopped walnuts

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, carrots, raisins and mixed spice until onion becomes golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in quinoa and coriander and allow to toast for a few minutes. Pour orange juice and water in and stir well, bringing to the boil. Reduce heat cook until all the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes, then add walnuts. Fluff with a fork and serve.

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