Garlic Quinoa Pilaf

    35 minutes

    Quinoa is becoming very popular as an alternative to rice. It cooks very quickly and has a nuttier flavour.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 30g butter
    • 185g uncooked quinoa
    • 2 cups vegetable stock
    • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
    • handful chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 sprigs thyme, stems removed
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (optional)

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

    1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the quinoa and stir-fry until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add 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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    Used different ingredients. Very good. Made a few changes. Cooked the onions when i was toasting the quinoa. Also added in diced red capsicum. Before simmering I added in all the spices except the parsely. After simmering I added in parsely and lemon juice. But VERY good!  -  29 Sep 2008


    This was my first time ever trying quinoa & I loved it. I used spring onions instead of regular onions, & l put the garlic in at the start as other reviewers suggested. I was expecting the quinoa to swell (a bit like rice does) & was constantly checking to see if I should add more liquid but found it wasnt needed. I'll definitely make it again!  -  04 Aug 2010


    Altered ingredient amounts. I would add a tad less liquid next time, and let it sit for a while before serving. This allows the quinoa to soak up the liquid/tastes.  -  09 Apr 2011