Mushroom Quinoa Pilaf - Natures Fare

Mushroom Quinoa Pilaf

September 2018 - Lunch & Dinner

Mushroom Quinoa Pilaf

This gluten-free dish is packed with earthy flavours and is perfect for the holiday table! Once thought to have little to no nutrition, mushrooms are in fact rich in B vitamins, minerals (including selenium, potassium, copper, iron, and phosphorus), and a type of fibre called beta glucans that might improve insulin resistance and cholesterol levels. Cooking the quinoa in stock adds flavour to this simple dish. Make this pilaf as a hearty side dish or serve it as a vegetarian main dish with a side salad.

Directions:

  1. Bring the stock to a boil in a medium pot over high heat. Add the quinoa and stir. Cover and cook over low heat until it is soft, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir, and set aside with the cover on. Bring the stock to a boil in a medium pot over high heat. Add the quinoa and stir. Cover and cook over low heat until it is soft, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir, and set aside with the cover on.
  2. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic and stir until they are fragrant and transparent, about 30 to 60 seconds. Add the celery and continue to cook while stirring for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, until the celery softens slightly. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring, until they are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in ½ cup of the parsley and cook for an additional 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the cooked quinoa. Season with salt and pepper to taste, place in a serving dish, and garnish with the extra parsley before serving.

Cooking With Fraiche Nutrition

Tori is a Registered Dietitian and self-proclaimed foodie. Her nutrition philosophy embraces moderation and quality without deprivation. She started upFraîche Nutritionon a whim in August 2014, inspired to help share her love of food and educate others on simple healthy eating at the same time. Tori believes that food and nutrition has become overly complicated, and hopes to help others live healthier lives one wholesome recipe at a time.

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