Quinoa and Millet Pilaf

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 87.3
  • Total Fat: 2.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.9 mg
  • Sodium: 269.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g

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I needed a side dish for burgers and needed to use up some veggies so here it is! I needed a side dish for burgers and needed to use up some veggies so here it is!
Number of Servings: 10


    2 cups chicken broth (reduced sodium)
    1/3 cup quinoa, dry
    2/3 cup millet, dry
    salt and pepper to taste
    2 tsp. minced garlic
    2 bell peppers - color of your choice
    1 cup finely diced asparagus (about half of a large bunch)
    1/2 cup finely diced onion
    3 medium stalks finely diced celery
    1 can reduced sodium petite diced tomatoes - no salt added
    2 small cans of mild diced chiles
    1/2 cup parmesan cheese
    cooking spray


Be creative with whatever veggies you have on hand. The sky's the limit! You can also add ground turkey or beef to this dish for a full main course. To make it completely vegetarian - use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.


Add chicken broth, quinoa and millet to saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover, and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 15 minutes. Take off heat and let sit until liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, finely dice all veggies. Add Pam cooking spray to a large frying pan. Add all fresh veggies and garlic. Cook until heated through and onions are translucent - about 3-5 minutes. Add canned tomato and mild green chiles. Stir another 1-2 minutes until heated through. Add cooked millet and quinoa. Add parmesan cheese. Stir and serve.

Serving Size: Makes about 10 - 1 cup servings

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHRISKENANDKIDS.

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