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Quinoa Pilaf

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Quinoa cooks in half the time of rice. It provides a nice, nutty-tasting side dish. Make sure the quinoa is rinsed (or buy prerinsed) because, being a seed, it is coated with saponin, a bitter tasting coating nature uses to ward away birds and other seed eaters.



Serves 2


If quinoa is unwashed, rinse it in fine-meshed strainer. Spread out on rimmed cookie sheet to dry.
Sweat onions and garlic until fragrance, about 5 minutes.
Stir in quinoa. This coats quinoa with a thin layer of oil.
Add broth, parsley, thyme.
Bring to boil then simmer, covered until broth is absorbed - 15 to 20 minutes.

Doug's Notes

I sometimes use 1/2 c broth, 1/2 cup water to tone down the chicken taste. I use low sodium broth.

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