Day 11: 30 Days of Clean Eating | The Best Quinoa Pilaf Recipe

The Best Quinoa Pilaf Recipe

Day 11 of my 30 Days of Clean Eating Challenge.  This Quinao Pilaf recipe is great and one of my favorite’s!

I made it last night and I could make a meal out of it all by itself. But I did have it with this Tipalia fish recipe and broccoli tonight.

You can easily ADD different vegetables to this recipe  (Spinach, Kale, Zuccini, Squash are all good).  I have even made it with diced chicken as well.

Ingredients

2 TBSP of coconut oil or olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

4 cloves of garlic, minced

2 celery stalks, sliced thin

6-8 baby carrots, sliced thin

Salt and pepper to taste

1 lb. of sliced mushrooms

1 cup of quinoa

2 cups of water (you can also use 1 cup of water and 1 cup of chicken stock for a richer flavor)

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Directions

1. Heat oil and then add celery, carrots, onion and garlic.

2. Cook for about 5 minutes until celery and carrots get a little tender. I prefer mine very tender but if you prefer more crunchy veggies you can add your mushrooms now.

3. Add mushrooms and cook for another 5 – 10 minutes until they reach desired tenderness.

4. Add 2 cups of water and then 1 cup of quinoa.

5. Bring to a boil and then reduce to low and cook for 20 minutes.

ENJOY!

Day 11: 30 Days of Clean Eating | The Best Quinoa Pilaf Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 TBSP of coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced thin
  • 6-8 baby carrots, sliced thin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 2 cups of water (you can also use 1 cup of water and 1 cup of chicken stock for a richer flavor)
Directions
  1. Heat oil and then add celery, carrots, onion and garlic.
  2. Cook for about 5 minutes until celery and carrots get a little tender. I prefer mine very tender but if you prefer more crunchy veggies you can add your mushrooms now.
  3. Add mushrooms and cook for another 5 - 10 minutes until they reach desired tenderness.
  4. Add 2 cups of water and then 1 cup of quinoa.
  5. Bring to a boil and then reduce to low and cook for 20 minutes.

 

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