Quinoa Pilaf (Secret Recipe Club)
Another month has gone by – time once again for my Secret Recipe Club
post! This month’s assignment was a great blog called Kitchen Trial & Error. Kate’s recipes were a lot of fun to browse, and I found myself having a hard time choosing between several.
I came very close to baking these delicious bars
but instead, opted for a healthy side dish to have with fish for dinner. I made this very early in the month and since then, we’ve had quinoa three more times. It’s becoming a favorite in this house!
This dish couldn’t be any easier. It’s a great substitute for the usual rice. Full of protein and fiber, yet nice and light – perfect for summer!
Check out Kate’s blog for some great recipes…there are certainly plenty to choose from!
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
1 cup quinoa
2 cups chicken stock
Heat stock to a boil and keep warm. Meanwhile, heat butter in a saucepan over medium low heat. Add onion and saute until soft, about 3-4 minutes.
Rinse and drain quinoa, then add to saucepan with onion and stir until toasted, about 3 minutes. Stir in stock and season with salt. Turn heat to low, cover and cook for about 17 minutes.
Fluff with a fork before serving. Top with chopped scallions, if desired.