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Yeast Free Quinoa Pilaf

Yeast free Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa is a pretty new thing for me.  I first tried cooking it about a year ago and while the dish that I made came out great I was a little turned off.  I was turned off solely because I had to figure out how to wash this tiny little grain before I cooked it.  Apparently quinoa will not taste so good if you skip this step.  At the time I did not own a sieve so I put the quinoa in a little bowl of water and spooned it out little by little.  A minor inconvenience I know but who has time for this?  A few months back I was sharing my quinoa frustration with my neighbor Joanna and she looked at me very confused.  She then pulled a box of pre-washed quinoa out of her cabinet.  I just laughed at myself and although I have purchased a sieve I now make a effort to buy the pre-washed type to skip the rinsing step.

Over the last 2 months or so I have been using quinoa in place of brown rice.  This substitution got me to thinking about brown rice pilaf which I have not made in a while.  I wondered if quinoa pilaf would work.  It not only worked, it was spectacular.  This is such a great way to serve quinoa.  The mix of herbs and spics really bring this dish to life.

Ingredients I Used For Yeast Free Quinoa Pilaf 

Ancient Harvest Traditional Quinoa (Pre Washed)
Trader Joe’s Olive Oil
Spice Classics Onion Powder (When not using fresh onion )
Spice Classics Parsley Flakes (When not using fresh Parsley)
Spice Classics Thyme (When not using fresh Thyme)
Diamond Crystal Fine Sea Salt
Spice Classics Ground Black Pepper

Yeast Free Quinoa Pilaf
Recipe type: Quinoa
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 4
  • 1 cup quinoa (pre-washed)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup yellow onion minced or 2 teaspoons onion powder or 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • ¼ cup celery chopped
  • 1 and ½ cups yeast free vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic or ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons minced parsley or ½ teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme or ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  1. In a medium skillet heat olive oil over medium heat
  2. Add onions, celery, and garlic
  3. Saute five minutes until slightly browned
  4. Add quinoa and stir for a minute to coat with oil
  5. Add broth and spices and stir thoroughly
  6. Cover and bring to a boil
  7. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes
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