This quinoa pilaf is a quite neutral flavored(no sharp spice or herbs), so it can go well with any spread.Jump to Recipe
The snow is all gone and finally we got a partly sunny day, though it was still extremely cold.. I froze my toes! Chewie also feels the cold, if we take him on a longer walk he starts jumping instead of walking. Since we were snowed in all of the week, there was a lot of cooking and trials of glutenfree breads and dinner rolls! The dinner rolls were great if you like the sorghum taste..:) I am getting a hang of it now and liking sorghum(Jowar). I will play around with some millet and other whole grains too, lets see.
I also met with Eileen this weekend, the founder of Help Animals India , which is an all-volunteer USA non-profit 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to supporting efficient and effective animal protection organizations in India.
The organizations supported by HAI are well known for their work and dedication towards animals, be it spay neuter campaign for street animals, vegan outreach, cows, wildlife rehabilitation and more.
If you have some fun ideas for raising funds for these amazing organizations, please so send them my way!
Quinoa Pilaf with Red bell pepper, Leek, Carrot, Peas.
This quinoa pilaf is a quite neutral flavored(no sharp spice or herbs), so it can go well with any spread.
Servings: 2 servings
- 1/2 cup (85 g) Quinoa
- 2 teaspoons Oil
- 1/4 cup (22.25 g) chopped Leek
- 1/3 cup (42.67 g) chopped Carrots
- 1/3 cup (49.67 g) chopped Red bell pepper
- Add other veggies like celery, mushrooms, greens of choice quantities depending on the amount of cooked quinoa
- 1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp) chili flakes or chopped green chili
- 1/2 teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) dried basil
- 1/4 cup (36.25 g) Peas
- 2/3 teaspoon (0.67 teaspoon) salt
- 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) lemon juice
- roasted nuts, cashew or almond slivers, chopped cilantro garnish
- Cook Quinoa according to instructions(I usually cook 1/2 cup quinoa it in a little more than 3/4 cups water, roughly 1.5 times water, for about 15 minutes). You can also toast the quinoa a little before adding water for a fluffier nuttier quinoa. Fluff it up as soon as cooked.
- In a pan on medium heat, Oil, Leek, Carrots and Red bell pepper. Add other veggies like celery, mushrooms, greens of choice in quantities depending on the amount of cooked quinoa.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes, uncovered, until Leek and Carrots start to get brown on the edges.
- Add chili flakes, dried basil and Peas and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Add in the cooked quinoa, salt and lemon juice and mix well.
- Cook covered on low heat for 2-3 minutes.
- Garnish with roasted nuts(cashew or almond slivers, optional), chopped cilantro and serve hot!
Nutritional values are based on one serving
Quinoa Pilaf with Red bell pepper, Leek, Carrot, Peas.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A 4740IU95%
Vitamin C 42.6mg52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This Pilaf is headed to sugar free Sunday, Hearth and soul blog hop, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, and Allergyfree Wednesdays, Ricki’s wellness weekends.
I made this for breakfast (kind of passing it off as a new kind of upma) with a bit of thakkali thokku on the side. Always looking for something hubs will find easy to eat in the morning – usually unsuccessfully especially if it’s unfamiliar. To my surprise he loved it and ate a big portion and seconds! I loved it as well – could have eaten it over again, just hits the spot perfectly.
Vegan Richa Support
It looks delicious…Thanks for the wonderful recipe! I am going to try this one
What a tasty combination! I love all the veggies combined with quinoa.
April @ The 21st Century Housewife
What a lovely, colourful, healthy and delicious dish! Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul Hop.
Thank you Nancy! I have the link int he post.. for some reason i called it glutenfree wednesday, but it liks to laura’s post:)
Nancy @Real Food, Allergy Free
This looks great! In fact, I would love to feature this recipe at Allergy-Free Wednesdays so PLEASE leave a link back!
Thank you Hannah.. yes quinoa for u too!
Thank you Penniless parenting, Tessa, Maria and Raj!
Raj @ Flip Cookbook
Pilaf always feels like a treat to me. A really beautiful way to dress up the usual quinoa or rice. Thanks for sharing this great recipe at Sugar Free Sunday!
Maria @The Hypothyroid Athlete's Kitchen
Sounds delicious! I really like quinoa so it is great to find a GF recipe with quinoa.
Tessa Domestic Diva
yum, I love quinoa! And your pictures are beautiful, nice work! Thank you for sharing on Allergy free Wednesdays, hope to see you next week Richa!
That looks so pretty! Thanks for sharing with the hearth and soul blog hop!
Yay quinoa! Quinoa for all!
Thanks Laura, I will link it up!
Thank you Eileen for all that you d, which is so much more!
Thanks Anu, Neha and Bobbie!
quinoa pilafs = my type of food! looks delicious richa! 🙂
This looks super tasty Richa! The bright colors in this dish make me want to make it right now.
I would love for you to share it on Allergy Free Wednesdays this week: https://www.glutenfreepantry.blogspot.com/p/allergy-free-wednesdays.html
Russell at Chasing Delicious
Mmm what a recipe. It looks lovely!
This looks like such a tasty and refreshing pilaf. Will definitely be making this 🙂
very healthy bowl packed with all the nutrients! luv it!
Yum and hope to make this soon. Thank you Richa for your continuing efforts to make the world a better place in so many ways.
Thank you Jayanthi.
Thanks Caitlin. quinoa is my new favorite whole grain!
Thank you Deeps and Aarthi!
Awesome Recipe…Thanks for posting it dear..
Deeps @ Naughty Curry
these look delightful & so colourful 🙂
one of my favorite side dishes is quinoa pilaf! yours looks delicious! i love the addition of peas 😉
sounds delicious…will def be a must try for me..:)