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Cilantro lemon quinoa pilaf Recipe

Cilantro lemon quinoa pilaf is a popular Continental Main
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Thursday, 20 July, 2017
Category :
Kid-Friendly Recipe
Course :
Main Recipe
Cuisine :
Continental Recipe
Technique :
Slow-Cooked Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced/crushed in a mortar and pestle
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Green peas
  • 2 cups low-sodium Chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp rosemary, dried
  • Salt to taste
  • Cilantro/Coriander leaves - a handful
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice from 1/2 a Lemon
  • How to Make Cilantro lemon quinoa pilaf:

    1. Wash quinoa in running water. Use a sieve or a cheese cloth to make it easier.
    2. In a thick-bottomed saucepan, add olive oil and allow it to heat up.
    3. Reduce the flame to low.
    4. Add minced garlic and let it brown.
    5. Then, add finely chopped onions and saute until it becomes translucent and changes to light brown.
    6. Then, add green peas, 1/2 tsp salt and saute for 3-4 minutes.
    7. Add quinoa and saute for a minute or two.
    8. Then, add chicken stock.
    9. Add pepper powder, paprika, dried rosemary and adjust salt if required.
    10. Stir it well to combine.
    11. Close the lid and let it cook on a low flame for 15-20 minutes or until the water has evaporated.
    12. Open the lid, add cilantro, lemon juice and stir well.
    13. Serve it hot like a salad or as a main dish along with some curry/stew or a small portion of meat/fish.
    14. Recipe Courtesy: Food for 7 Stages of Life


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