Nutrition Quinoa and corn pilaf.

Quinoa and corn pilaf.


Here’s a simple side dish that can be served hot or cold. An ancient whole grain, thats good for you and tastes great.

1 cup Quinoa (you will have no problem finding this grain at health food stores) white or red or a mix of the two.

1.5 cups water.

3 tbsp olive oil

1/2 spanish onion diced finely

2 cloves garlic minced

2 green onions sliced

2 tbsp chopped herbs. Your choice here. What’s in your fridge?

1 cup corn (frozen is just fine if it’s not corn season)

1 tbsp smoked paprika (we use our BBQ spice mix but smoked paprika is fine alone)

Salt and pepper

In a pot saute garlic and onions with 2 tbsp oil on med heat till very soft but not browned. Season with salt and pepper. Add quinoa and stir to get all grains coated in oil. Add water and cover with a lid. Cook about 20 minutes or until all liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat and leave lid on.

In a saute pan heat remaining tbsp oil and add corn. Sautee for one minute and add paprika. Continue to cook for another minute or so. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired. Mix with the quinoa. I now add the green onions and herbs.

All done ready for the plate. Hot or cold this pilaf is great. You can serve it alone or with your favourite meat on top. I love grilled salmon with this one. Cold it will keep in the fridge for about 4 days. So make extra and have it any time.



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