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quinoa with mushrooms and slices of carrots

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

This Quinoa Pilaf is a wonderful, healthy side dish to make in place of rice. It's loaded with vegetables and full of flavor.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 263kcal


  • 2 tablespoon 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


  • Heat oil and then add celery, carrots, onion and garlic.
  • 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.
  • Add mushrooms and cook for another 5 - 10 minutes until they reach desired tenderness.
  • Add 2 cups of water and then 1 cup of quinoa.
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce to low and cook for 20 minutes.


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2160IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2.8mg