Basmati Quinoa Pilaf Recipe

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By : dLife Editors

Mix quinoa and basmati rice for a light, fluffy pilaf with extra protein

Summary

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Cook time: 30 Minutes
Prep time: 20 Minutes
Idle time:
Level Easy
Servings: People
Unit:
7.5g
Carbs
0g
Sat. fat
0.5g
Fibers
73.5mg
Sodium
1g
Protein
45kcal
Calories
7.5g
Carbs
0g
Sat. fat
0.5g
Fibers
73.5mg
Sodium
1g
Protein
45kcal
Calories

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 fresh leek
  • 1/2 small red bell pepper
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Place rice and quinoa in mesh strainer and rinse for 2 minutes. Transfer to small bowl and set aside.
  2. Slice leek lengthwise and rinse well. Cut white part into thin slices. Dice red bell pepper.
  3. In large saucepan, over medium heat, warm oil. Add leeks and red peppers. Sauté 3 minutes.
  4. Add rice and quinoa and continue to sauté, stirring for 2 more minutes or until the grains are fragrant and coated with oil.
  5. Add broth, water, and salt. Bring to boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove pan from heat and allow to rest for 10 minutes, covered. Fluff with a fork and serve

Additional information

Nutrition Facts
Basmati Quinoa Pilaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 45
% Daily Value*
Sodium 73.5mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 7.5g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

For a complete vegetarian meal, serve this pilaf with black bean salsa and cucumbers and yogurt with mint. This pilaf would pair equally well with baked or grilled salmon.

Nutrition Facts
Basmati Quinoa Pilaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 45
% Daily Value*
Sodium 73.5mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 7.5g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

For a complete vegetarian meal, serve this pilaf with black bean salsa and cucumbers and yogurt with mint. This pilaf would pair equally well with baked or grilled salmon.

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