Quinoa Pilaf with Pine Nuts

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Source: Food Network

Servings/Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ large onion, chopped
  • cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Put the broth and quinoa in a medium sized saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until liquid is absorbed and grain is tender.
  2. Meanwhile, toast the nuts in a large dry skillet over medium-high heat until golden brown and fragrant, about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove nuts from pan and set aside. Heat the oil in the same skillet over a medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook stirring occasionally, until the onions soften and begin to brown, about 6 minutes.
  3. When the quinoa is done, fluff with a fork and transfer to a large serving bowl. Stir in the pine nuts, onions, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
© Jay Deitch 2013