Quinoa Pilaf

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Ingredients

 1 yellow or red onion, chopped
 ½ cup chopped celery
 ½ cup chopped carrot
 1 tbsp minced garlic
 2 tsp ground cumin
 1 tsp dried oregano
 2 cups dry quinoa, washed and dried
 3 cups boiling water or vegetable broth (add 1 teaspoon salt if using water or unsalted broth)

Preparation

1

1. Sauté onion, celery, carrot, and garlic until they start to caramelize or turn brown.

2. Add cumin, oregano, and quinoa.

3. Stir constantly and cook for about 3 more minutes to allow spices and quinoa to toast.

4. Add boiling salted water or vegetable broth.

5. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until all the liquid has completely absorbed and the quinoa has ‘bloomed.’

6. Do not stir during cooking and make sure the lid is tight to prevent moisture from escaping.

7. Remove from heat and allow quinoa to sit for 5 to 10 minutes.

8. Add cilantro or parsley, if using.

9. Fluff with a fork and serve.

10. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator, leftover Quinoa Pilaf will last for up to 3 days.

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Ingredients

 1 yellow or red onion, chopped
 ½ cup chopped celery
 ½ cup chopped carrot
 1 tbsp minced garlic
 2 tsp ground cumin
 1 tsp dried oregano
 2 cups dry quinoa, washed and dried
 3 cups boiling water or vegetable broth (add 1 teaspoon salt if using water or unsalted broth)

Directions

1

1. Sauté onion, celery, carrot, and garlic until they start to caramelize or turn brown.

2. Add cumin, oregano, and quinoa.

3. Stir constantly and cook for about 3 more minutes to allow spices and quinoa to toast.

4. Add boiling salted water or vegetable broth.

5. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until all the liquid has completely absorbed and the quinoa has ‘bloomed.’

6. Do not stir during cooking and make sure the lid is tight to prevent moisture from escaping.

7. Remove from heat and allow quinoa to sit for 5 to 10 minutes.

8. Add cilantro or parsley, if using.

9. Fluff with a fork and serve.

10. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator, leftover Quinoa Pilaf will last for up to 3 days.

Quinoa Pilaf

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