Quinoa Pilaf With Pine Nuts

25 mins (prep 5, cooking 20)
8 ingredients
4-6 servings
This is hands down my favorite basic way of preparing quinoa. The Incas called quinoa "the mother of all grains" and I think it is such a nutritious and under used grain. Since it contains a balanced set of amino acids it is a complete protein source and best of all, it is gluten free. I use it instead oatmeal in the morning oftentimes (that recipe will be coming up)! This recipe is from Ellie Krieger and it's just a wonderful side dish or leftover snack.

Categories:  side-dish , pasta,-rice-and-grains , beginner-cook , low-sat.-fat , free-of... , low-sodium , low-in... , time-to-make , low-cholesterol , <-30-mins , easy , grains , gluten-free , inexpensive , healthy-2 ,
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Serving Size (178.59 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 164.17 Calories from Fat 99.63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.07g 68.15%
Saturated Fat 1.25g 24.91%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 39.48mg 6.58%
Total Carbohydrate 12.39g 16.53%
Dietary Fiber 1.61 g 25.72%
Sugars 0.86 g %
Protein 5.59g 44.72%
Vitamin A 4.76IU% Vitamin C 0.07mg%
Calcium 14.05mg% Iron 1.43mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large, chopped fresh parsley leaves, salt and pepper