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Quinoa Mushroom Pilaf

Orange Icon  Quinoa Mushroom Pilaf

Orange Icon  Quinoa Mushroom Pilaf

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Submitted by: Regina Galbick

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Servings: 5

To make the pilaf extra flavorful, cook the quinoa in your favorite broth instead of water.

  • 2 1/2 quinoa, white, organic
  • 1 coconut oil, raw, extra-virgin, organic
  • 2 clove garlic, fresh, organic
  • 1 med. bell pepper, yellow, fresh, organic
  • 1 med. bell pepper, green, fresh, organic
  • 2 c. mushrooms, white, organic
  • sea salt, unrefined, & fresh ground pepper, organic to taste
  • 2 tbs. parsley, fresh, organic
  • 1 tsp. seasoning or spices of your liking
  • 2 green onion, fresh, organic
  • 1 lemon juice, pure, organic
  • 1 olive oil, extra virgin, unrefined and unfiltered, organic
  • 1 pine nuts, raw, organic

Heat a spoonful of coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, yellow and green peppers, and stir over medium heat until slightly softened. Add the mushrooms. Season with salt, pepper and Greek seasoning. Stir and cook until the mushrooms are tender.

Remove the skillet from the stove and combine with the quinoa and scallions. Stir to combine.

Squeeze fresh lemon juice all over the pilaf and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat. Taste test and add more salt or seasoning if desired.

Sprinkle with pine nuts (optional) and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Note: Chilling often dulls the flavors in these types of recipes. If you refrigerate the pilaf, allow it to warm to room temperature. Then taste test again and adjust seasonings before serving.