Chantal's Quinoa Pilaf

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"My daughter gave me this recipe she makes quite often. It is from a clean eating cookbook she purchased. I totally enjoyed this dish. Thanks for sharing this recipe with me Chantal. If gluten intolerant make sure you are using gluten free broth."

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (251.4 g)
  • Calories 345.7
  • Total Fat - 6.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 416 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 58.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.9 g
  • Sugars - 2.4 g
  • Protein - 13.3 g
  • Calcium - 61.3 mg
  • Iron - 4.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Place olive oil in a large skillet and bring to medium heat.

Step 2

Add onion and cook until translucent.

Step 3

Add quinoa and cook for 5 minutes; the grains should be lightly browned.

Step 4

Add stock, lemon zest and zucchini; bring to a boil, reduce heat and let cook covered for 20 minutes until quinoa becomes translucent.

Step 5

Remove the pan from the heat and let stand for 10 minutes.

Step 6

Fluff with a fork and add cilantro, parsley and citrus juices.

Step 7

Garnish with green onion and serve immediately.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


I wanted to make Chicken Piccata and thought this would go well with it. It was delicious and we loved it with the chicken!


review by:
(25 Sep 2014)


Every time I have quinoa, I smack my forehead and think we should have this more often, and then I forget to make it again for months. This is one of the better recipes we have had and I will try to make it again soon. Great flavor and very easy to make. Went great with fish.


review by:
(22 Jan 2014)

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