Quinoa Pilaf with Pine Nuts Recipe

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This is an easy and tasty side dish we served with stuffed chicken breast. The original recipe called for bulgur, but we had quinoa on hand and I think it worked wonderfully.

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Servings: 4


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  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a medium skillet.
  2. Add quinoa, green onions, mushrooms and saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in chicken stock and bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and let stand, covered for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in parsley and pine nuts, add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste, and serve


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 162g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 218  
Calories from Fat 67 31%
Total Fat 7.7g 10%
Saturated Fat 0.96g 4%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 35mg 1%
Potassium 394mg 11%
Total Carbs 29.77g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3.4g 11%
Sugars 0.54g 0%
Protein 8.81g 14%
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  • Nancy Miyasaki
    This makes a good, healthy side dish for stuffed chicken...or any other poultry dish for that matter.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    • Foodessa
      Hello John...thank you for your invite to become a friend to my very recent intro to this very interesting community of food lovers.
      I took a quick look at some of your recipes...I find that there were a few that I will consider trying.
      For now...the fact that I'm looking forward to eating more protein rich Quinoa grain (especially the red kind)...I will take your fine recipe and tweak it a little by replacing the pine nuts with some roasted hazel nuts.
      I'll keep you updated on when my 'hubby' and I get to taste your latest recipe.
      You seem to be doing very dedicated kitchen duties...keep up your passions and thank you for sharing.
      Have a great weekend,
      This is a variation
      • Michele Grason
        The first time I had quinoa years ago I didn't much care for it but now I love it and it's so good for you. This is a very flavorful recipe and very filling.
        I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
        • jaynie browder
          I tried this recipe the other night and loved it!! But instead of using parsley I used a little bit of cilantro. It was so good! Thanks for sharing.

          Jaynie Browder
          I've cooked/tasted this recipe!

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