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quinoa pilaf

Recipe by
Beverley Williams
San Antonio, TX

I got this recipe from my mother-in-law Janice Williams.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For quinoa pilaf

  • 1 3/4 c
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    shelled pistachios
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • sm
    red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2
    scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp
    white wine vinegar
  • salt and finely ground pepper to taste

How To Make quinoa pilaf

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Rinse quinoa well in a fine mesh strainer.
  • 3
    Combine quinoa and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until tender. (About 15 minutes)
  • 4
    Drain and place in a mixing bowl.
  • 5
    While quinoa is cooking, spread pistachios on a baking tray and bake until lightly brown and fragrant. (About 10 minutes)
  • 6
    Cool and roughly chop.
  • 7
    Heat 1 tsp. oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper and scallions and cook until tender (about 3 minutes).
  • 8
    Add to quinoa along with pistachios, vinegar and remaining oil. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 9
    Sometimes I skip roasting he pistachios. You can save time by buying shelled ones. You can also substitute a little onion, finely diced, for the scallions.
  • 10
    This keeps several days in the refrigerator or freezes well.
  • 11
    This is good served either hot or cold, your choice.