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Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf

(This recipe appeared in the March, 2011 issue of A Healthy You.)


Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 cup quinoa;
  • 2 1/4 cups water or stock;
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries;
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces;
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley;
  • pinch of salt


1. Rinse quinoa in fine mesh strainer until water runs clear.

2. Boil the water and add quinoa and salt, cover and reduce heat.

3. After 15 minutes add cranberries and walnuts to top; do not stir.

4. Cook 5 minutes more, until all the liquid is absorbed.

5. Remove from heat, add parsley and fluff with fork, cover and let sit for 3-5 minutes and serve.

Food Focus: Quinoa

Food Focus: Quinoa This article appeared in the March, 2011 issue of A Healthy You. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah), is a nutritional powerhouse with ancient origins. It was originally cultivated by the Incas more than 5,000 years ago; they referred to it as the “mother of all grains.” It contains all nine essential amino acids, making it… Continue Reading