Quinoa is a perfect meal accompaniment just on its own or with a little seasoning, just as rice is. And just like rice, the nutty flavor of quinoa is easy to dress up to take the grain experience to a whole new level. It’s a delicious and simple vehicle for incorporating vegetables into your meal, such as in this colorful, nourishing and filling take on an Indian pilaf.
Quinoa is obviously not a traditional Indian grain, but it cooks up just as quickly and easily as the more customary white rice and takes on Indian spices just as well too. Plenty of fresh vegetables are loaded into this Indian-inspired quinoa dish as well as some almond meal and fried sliced almonds for extra flavor and crunch texture. It’s as good as it looks, if not even better. Each bite is a taste experience.
Frying the potatoes before tossing them into the dish prevents them for going mushy.
|Quinoa with Almonds and Mixed Vegetables|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner
Published on September 19, 2015
Simple, colorful and nourishing quinoa pilaf loaded with vegetables, almonds and Indian seasonings
Makes 6 servings
Other quinoa dishes to enjoy from Lisa’s Vegetarian Kitchen:
South Indian-Style Quinoa with Potato, Pumpkin and Tamarind
Curried Quinoa Salad with Lentils and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Millet-Quinoa Hash with Peppers and Zucchini on Sautéed Greens
Quinoa with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Corn
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