Replace your rice pilaf (or pulao) with a quinoa pilaf with this amazing recipe. The acclaimed super food, Quinoa, is packed with nutrition and has many health benefits. This recipe incorporates Quinoa with vegetables and chicken, to get a well-rounded meal. If you are a vegan, or vegetarian, you can always replace the chicken with another protein alternative such as beans, tofu, or just remove it all together. This recipe is high in vitamin A, and niacin, and is low in saturated and trans fats.
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2 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 small Onion, diced
1 stalk Celery, diced
3 Carrots, diced
1 cup Quinoa
2 cups Vegetable broth
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp Sage, fresh, chopped
1 cup Chicken, cooked, shredded
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Black pepper
- Heat oil in a saucepan using medium heat
- Cook and stir onions, celery, and carrots until they soften (around 7 minutes). Add quinoa, vegetable broth, Italian seasoning and sage. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, and cover to allow the ingredients to simmer (20 minutes).
- Stir in the chicken.
- Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from: AllRecipes.com