Quinoa Vegetable Pilaf- CLEAN EATING
Makes approximately 4 cups
1 cup Quinoa
1 3/4 cups broth (I use organic chicken broth)
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 red pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 onion, diced
2 cups of mushrooms, sliced
2 scallions, sliced, white and light green sections
1 teaspoon vegetable seasoning
Sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
Rinse the quinoa and soak for about five minutes. Soaking the quinoa helps to loosen up saponin residue which can give off a bitter taste. Drain quinoa into a fine mesh strainer, try to dry it as well as you can then transfer to a dry cooking pan that has been heated to medium-high. Toast the quinoa, stirring frequently until you can smell the nuttiness coming out, about 5 minutes.
While the quinoa is cooking saute the vegetables.
After the quinoa is done cooking for 15 minutes, remove from heat and allow to sit covered for 5 minutes. Remove lid and fluff quinoa gently with a fork...
Our weekend fort...took me forever to make and now it is sadly melting.