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Quinoa Pilaf

Nutrition Information
Calories: 191
Total Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 0.9g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 11mg
Carbohydrates: 24.2g
Dietary Fiber: 2.9g
Sugars: 0.5g
Protein: 5.1g
Vitamin A: 115.7iu (2%)
Vitamin C: 2.7mg (4%)
Calcium: 38mg (3%)
Iron: 3.4mg (18%)

Yield: Serves 4. 2 cups per serving.

3/4 cup dry quinoa
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 bunch of green onions chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 1/2 cups boiling water
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Place quinoa in a colander and rinse under cold running water. Drain well.

Heat oil over medium heat in a large non-stick skillet. Add green onions and garlic; saute until nutty brown, about 2 minutes. Stir in quinoa and saute briefly until lightly toasted, about 1 minute.

Add boiling water and pepper. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook 20 to 25 minutes or until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir in pecans.

Total Preparation & Cooking Time: 35 min. (10 Prep, 25 Cook)

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