Ingredients for Quinoa Pilaf:
1/4 cup olive oil
1 small sweet onion, diced
2 ribs celery, diced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1 garlic clove, minced or grated
1/4 tsp oregano
6 cups cooked quinoa
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup chopped almonds, dry roasted
Directions For Quinoa Pilaf:
Put olive oil in large skillet over medium heat; add onion, celery, carrot, green pepper, and red pepper, and cook, stirring until vegetables start to soften, but are still somewhat crisp.
Stir in garlic and oregano and heat for 1 minute.
Remove skillet from heat and stir in the quinoa, mixing well.
salt and pepper to taste.
Toss in roasted almonds and serve hot either as a side dish or light main dish.
Note: To roast almonds, put in dry skillet over medium heat and toss until lightly browned.
If you have never had quinoa, you should try this quinoa pilaf. Quinoa is a grain that is high in fiber and protein, making it extremely healthy. This quinoa pilaf is a great way to try quinoa.