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  • Serves: 4 Servings

Inscrutable Quinoa Pilaf

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Category: Grains

 Ingredients List

  • 2 3/4 c Water
  • 1/4 lb Snow peas; thawed or fresh
  • 1 tb Dark sesame oil
  • 1 sm Garlic clove; finely chopped
  • 1 sm Onion; finely chopped
  • 5 Sliced green onions; greens
  • -& whites
  • 1 tb Fresh ginger; grated
  • 2 tb Low sodium soy sauce; more
  • -to taste
  • 1 1/2 c Quinoa; uncooked
  • 1 tb Toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/8 ts Szechuan peppercorns; or
  • -black pepper


If using fresh snow peas, destring and blanche them. Slice the snow peas
into thin, diagnolly cut slices. Set aside. Heat the oil in a large, heavy
saucepan and saute the garlic, onion and scallion whites for 2 minutes. Add
the ginger, water and 1 tbl soy sauce or tamari. (Watch for sputterint
oil!) Scrape up any bits of onion that stick to the bottom of the pot.
Bring to a boil and stir in the Quinoa, cover and reduce heat to simmer,
for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let stand, 5 minutes. Fluff up the
Quinoa, stirring in the reserved snow peas, scallion greens, sesame seeds
and pepper. Add more soy sauce, tamari or sesame oil to taste. Serve hot or
at room temprature.

NOTES : Grain_2.mxp. Calories per serving: 325, 7.8g fat at 21.9%. The fat
content can be reduced by lessening the sesame seeds.

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