Quinoa Pilaf

You were wondering, after seeing that delicious beef with mushroom gravy dish, what that delicious pilaf was, weren’t you? I have been eating it ever since because it was scrumptious and a perfect complement to so many meals here. Better than just delicious, it is also nutritious!

Have you had quinoa? Here we enjoy it in meals like Vegetable Quinoa Gratin, Peruvian Quinoa Soup and to satisfy your sweet tooth, Quinoa Flan. I will confess, this will be a new “regular” on our dining table.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced parsley
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, saute until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in the quinoa and saute for 2 minutes. Add the broth and wine, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cover to cook until liquid is almost completely absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Fluff the quinoa with a fork. Stir in parsley and the salt and pepper to taste. Cover and let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.

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