To be honest, I’m not sure quite what the official definition of a pilaf is, but I know it’s sometimes categorized as rice cooked in broth with some onion bits. Well, this is my take on a really easy quinoa pilaf. If you don’t know what quinoa is, check out this recipe where I explain it a little more. This was a great side dish with my tofu last night and is making a great lunch at work today.
Easy Quinoa Pilaf
Makes 2 servings
- 1/2 cup dry quinoa
- 1 cup broth or water
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup frozen corn
- 1/2 tbsp butter
- To cook quinoa, bring broth or liquid to a boil. Add quinoa. Cover and turn down heat, letting simmer for around 15 minutes or until the quinoa looks like it has little threads coming out of it.
- In a saute pan, melt butter. Add onions and cook until translucent and soft. Add jalapeno and continue to cook until those are soft. Add corn and cook for 2-3 more minutes, or until corn is hot and no longer frozen.
- Mix quinoa with saucepan mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste.