Unlike a typical pilaf, this recipe is lighter and sweeter. The toasting brings out a richer, nuttier flavor.
1/2 cup organic quinoa
1/2 cup organic buckwheat
1/8 teaspoon curry powder
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cups organic vegetable broth
Toast the grains in a large saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until quinoa looks golden and aromatic, about 1 minute. Stir in curry powder and cumin. Remove pan from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer about 25 minutes. Check every 10 minutes to be sure the broth has not been absorbed too quickly; add more liquid if needed. Pilaf is done when grains are tender and liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
Ease of Preparation: Easy
Preparation Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Recipe By: Lisa Barnes
From: The Petit Appetit Cookbook
Used with permission of HP Trade
This makes a great accompaniment or stuffing for meats, fish, or vegetables.
This can be made with amaranth, millet, or even brown rice.
As prepared, each serving contains 220 calories, 2.5g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium, 43g total carbohydrate and 8g protein.