Sunday, October 9, 2011

Quinoa Pilaf

My almost mother in-law made this and I about died. Its the healthy version of wild rice/rice pilaf. It is so delicious. Everyone needs to try this. 

1/2 cup carrot, diced
1/2 cup green onion, diced
1/4 cup celery, diced
1/4 cup green pepper, diced
1/4 cup sweet red pepper, diced
salt to taste
6 cups quinoa cooked
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup almonds, sliced
1/4 tsp oregano

Saute chopped veggies in olive oil until clear, yet crisp: Stir in oregano. Add sauteed veggies to cooked, hot quinoa, mixing well. Add salt to taste. Dry-roast almonds in heavy skillet until lightly golden. Add almonds and mix.

Serves 6-8. still working on nutrition facts.