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quinoa pepper pilaf

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Pat Duran
Las Vegas, NV

This protein-packed quinoa is toasted, then cooked until tender with sweet peppers and garlic for a hearty side dish or add some meat or seafood for the main dish! This dish is from Swanson Vegetable Broth. I think this is another great way to use quinoa other than in a salad.

(2 ratings)
yield 4 servings
prep time 5 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For quinoa pepper pilaf

  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1
    shallot, minced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 c
    red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 c
    yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 c
    uncooked quinoa, rinsed several times
  • 2 c
    swanson vegetable broth
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh parsley

How To Make quinoa pepper pilaf

  • 1
    Heat the oil in a 2 quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the shallot and garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the peppers and quinoa and cook for 2 minutes, stirring every once in awhile.
  • 2
    Stir in the broth and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the quinoa is tender and the liquid is absorbed. Stir in the parsley. Season , if desired.
  • 3
    Note: For the main dish add: some sweet potato cut into bite size pieces some chicken -cut in bite size pieces some peas Salt & pepper Some fresh cilantro chili pepper chopped from jar

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