Quinoa and Green Peas Pilaf

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 225.5
  • Total Fat: 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 51.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.7 g
  • Protein: 7.8 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    Quinoa 2 cups
    Canola Oil 2 tbsp
    Bay Leaf 1
    Cinnamon Stick 1″ piece
    Black Cardamom 1
    Green Cardamom 2
    Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
    Black Pepper 4 or to taste, roughly crushed
    Cloves 4, roughly crushed
    Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
    Onions 1/2 medium, finely chopped
    Ginger 1 tbsp, minced
    Garlic 1 tbsp, minced
    Green Chilies to taste, finely chopped
    Green Peas 1 cup
    Garam Masala 1 tsp
    Coriander Powder 1 tsp
    Cumin Powder 1/2 tsp
    Salt to taste
    Water 3 cups
    Lemon/Lime Juice to taste


1. Wash Quinoa and soak in ample water for 30 minutes.
2. Drain all water and set aside.
3. In a pan, heat Oil on medium heat.
4. Drop in Whole Spices Bay Leaf, Cinnamon Stick, Black and Green Cardamom. Cook for 30 seconds.
5. Add in Black Pepper, Cloves and Cumin Seeds. Let them sizzle.
6. Add Turmeric Powder and Onions. Cook for 1 minute.
7. Add Ginger, Garlic and Green Chilies, mix and cook till Onions get translucent.
8. Add Quinoa and roast 5 minutes.
9. Add Vegetables, Garam Masala, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder and Salt. Mix
10. Pour in Water and add Lemon Juice.
11. Mix and let the water come to boil.
12. Reduce flame to low, cover with tight lid and cook for 30 minutes.
13. Remove lid, fluff Quinoa gently, cover and let it rest for 5 minutes.
14. Garnish with Cilantro and serve.

Serving Size:1

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PCHARY.

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