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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Moroccan Quinoa Pilaf

This slow quinoa pilaf is flavored alongside curry, cardamom, as well as turmeric. The almonds, currants, carrots, as well as kale convey color, flavor, crunch, as well as enough of nutrients to telephone weep upward this a repast inwards itself! Try serving it alongside a mixed light-green salad using the Fig-Balsamic Vinaigrette. I bet this recipe would too live on neat every bit a stuffing for wintertime squash…acorn, buttercup, or delicata would live on perfect to concord this pilaf.

The other calendar week I created this recipe alongside what nosotros had on paw at the moment. It was i of those nights where nosotros fed the kids early, seat them to bed, as well as and hence whipped upward something for ourselves. It is a rarity that Tom as well as I expire an uninterrupted meal. I hateful come upward on, it’s prissy to produce got a interruption from quinoa all over the flooring for only i night, isn’t it?

I made it i time to a greater extent than today to accept regime annotation of amounts as well as timing hence I could portion it alongside you. We had it for dinner this eventide alongside bowls of creamy hubbard squeeze soup.


Moroccan Quinoa Pilaf

This recipe tin shipping away live on made ahead of fourth dimension as well as and hence reheated inwards a pan. To reheat add together a few tablespoons of H2O to the pan earlier adding the pilaf. Sauté until warmed. For variation, endeavour replacing the currants alongside chopped dried apricots as well as the quinoa for cooked chocolate-brown basmati rice. You volition require to produce ii cups of quinoa for this recipe. For directions on how to produce a pot of quinoa, refer to this post. It industrial plant best if your quinoa is completely cooled earlier using it inwards this recipe.

Prep time: xv minutes
Cook time: xxx minutes
Serves: six

2 to four tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
4 carrots, sliced into rounds
1 loving cup raw almonds, chopped
½ loving cup currants
1 ½ to ii teaspoons mild curry powder
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon terra firma cardamom
1 teaspoon Herbamare
4 cups chopped kale
4 to v cups cooked as well as cooled quinoa
1 modest lemon, juiced

Heat a large xi or 12-inch skillet over medium heat. If you lot don’t produce got a skillet that size as well as hence role a broad pot. Add olive oil. Then add together the chopped onions. Sauté onions for four to v minutes.

Then add together the sliced carrots as well as sauté for close 10 minutes more. Keep the rut at a medium temp to allow the onions to produce but non brown. Adjust temperature accordingly.

Add the almonds, currants, spices, as well as common salt as well as sauté v minutes more. Add the kale. Note: it is best if your kale is nevertheless dripping moisture from rinsing when adding it to the pot. The extra H2O volition help it to cook. Sauté close v minutes, or until kale is tender.

Then add together cooked quinoa as well as stir together over depression heat. Add a few tablespoons of H2O if the pilaf seems dry. An extra tablespoon of crude oil volition too help foreclose the quinoa from sticking to the pan.

Remove from rut as well as add together the juice of the lemon. Stir together, taste, as well as adapt common salt as well as seasonings if needed. I too similar to add together a generous sum of freshly terra firma dark pepper at this point. Source: 

Elimination Diet Modification for Phase 2 (no nuts, nightshades [cayenne pepper inwards curry], or citrus):
-Replace almonds alongside either pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.
-Replace curry pulverisation alongside a mix of cumin, coriander, turmeric, as well as dark pepper.
-Omit lemon juice.

Other delicious gluten-free whole grain recipes:
Quinoa alongside Warm Cinnamon Apples
Rice, Kale, as well as Garbanzo SaladSpiced Chicken as well as Rice Stew
Healing Quinoa as well as Cabbage Soup
Nori Rolls alongside Sticky Brown Rice

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