health coach and foot zonologist dana tran Nutritious Quinoa with Vegetables Pilaf recipe

Prep Time: 15 Minutes. Cook Time: 15 Minutes. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Basic Quinoa Ingredients

1 1/2 cups water

1 cup quinoa, soaked for 4-8 hours, rinse & drain


¼ – ½ cup water to cook veggies with

1 Cup carrots, chopped

1 Cup zucchini or broccoli, chopped

½ Cup bell peppers, chopped

½ Cup frozen green peas

½ Cup onions, chopped

Add more veggies as optional & use vegetables that you like that are in season

Seasonings & spices

1-2 Tspns Coconut Aminos or Gluten Free Tamari

2-3 garlic cloves, minced

1 tspn dried mixed herbs like oregano, basil, thyme, and parsley

½ tspn salt

¼ tspn black pepper

¼ Cup chopped parsley, cilantro, or green onion (put in at the very end)

1 tspn olive or coconut oil (optional to put in at the very end for good fats and flavor)


• Cooking basic quinoa – on high heat, put 1 ½ cups water & quinoa in a deep sauté pan, bring to a light boil and simmer for about 10 minutes until water is evaporated and quinoa is cooked.

• In the mean time, put ¼ cup water and all vegetables, herbs and spices (except for parsley) into a pan to saute

• Saute for about 5 minutes or until veggies are slightly soft but not overcooked

• Add cooked quinoa & olive or coconut oil, and then stir for another couple minutes.

• Turn heat off and add freshly chopped parsley

• Serve warm with a healthy salad. Enjoy!

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