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

Directions Step-By-Step

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

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

Cook for a couple of minuts.

ENJOY COOKING !

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