Quinoa Pilaf

Areatha Daniels

By
@Reethy

This is a recipe I put together, testing to see if I could make something from just "Whole Clean Food". I had never cooked Quinoa before, and kale was an Item I thought was "just for show". Well, I've been telling you all; I have to make the change to Clean Cooking and Eating. This was my first attempt.
I adore Indian food, and most of it's cooking is clean. I thought way not try Indian spices as well.
My family really enjoyed the meal too.


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Serves:
4-6
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Saute

Ingredients

THE HARDEST PART OF THIS MEAL IS THE PREP. IT CAN BE DONE A DAY IN ADVANCE

2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
3 c
fresh kale, chopped (remove thick steams)
1 c
quinoa, cooked (follow package directions)
2 medium
carrots, grated
1 small
sweet potatoe

ANY VEGETABLE OF YOUR CHOICE

1 medium
scallion
1 Tbsp
ginger root (fresh) grated
1 Tbsp
garlic (grated)
handful cilantro, fresh chopped
handful of craisens (optional)

SPICES

1 tsp
cumin
1 tsp
garam masala (this can be found in specialty section
1 tsp
tumeric powder
1 small
chilli (optional)
salt , pepper and lemon juice per taste

Step-By-Step

1Prep ALL VEGETABLES, and cook Quinoa ( this counld be done the day before). Make sure to put quinoa in refrigerator until ready to use.
2Now, because I used sweet potatoes, I cooked them until slightly tender (with the Kale) then drain.
3Heat the oil in pan,
Put in cumin seed when the oil is hot enough
seed should sizzle
4When the cumin seeds start to splatter
add the garlic and chilli
saute 30 seconds
5Now add chopped scallion
give a nice stirr
6Put in the salt and turmeric powder
mix well for about 2 minutes
7while mixing add you vegitable one at at time, stirring between each addition
8Cover the pan, and let vegetables cook for 5-6 min. (tender)
9Add the Garam Masala, mix well

Add Quinoa, mix well
10Add lemon juice, mix well

Cook for a couple of minuts.

ENJOY COOKING !

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