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Old 10-16-2010, 01:26 AM   #1
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Quinoa Pilaf my way

I made this for the first time tonight and was pretty happy.


1/2 cup pine nuts
2 green onions sliced thin
1 cup quinoa rinsed
1 can sliced mushrooms
1 small spanish onion diced
1 cup orzo pasta or similar
1 tbs butter
1 tbs olive oil
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp savory
1/2 tp cumin
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp sri hacha chili sauce
1 1/2 tbs lemon juice
1 can chicken broth
1/2 can water


slice green onions and toast pine nuts.set aside.

Combine next eleven ingredients and toast in saute pan until browning.
Add next 4 ingredients and cover and cook like rice.
Toss in pine nuts and green onions and serve.

Wife was happy...will make again!

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Old 10-16-2010, 01:30 AM   #2
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I am only just now realizing what a perfect protein quinoa is.
It has all 7 amino acids and is truly an amazing seed.
A true super food! Pretty tasty too.
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Old 10-16-2010, 06:15 AM   #3
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The one and only time I had quinoa it had been toasted in the frying pan first then cooked as directed (I'm guessing with water.) It was extremely delicious with a lovely nutty taste from the toasting.
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:32 PM   #4
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This I have to try. I've never tasted quinoa, although I've been wondering about it as I've seen it mentioned.
I'm always in search of a new side dish. Thanks for the recipe.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:24 PM   #5
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Thanks, 4me, this looks awesome! I love quinoa but get in a rut how to cook it. This will be a nice change, though for DH I will have to leave out the orzo. I might add some brown or basmati rice instead! This will be great for his work lunches!
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