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Quinoa & Pepper Pilaf

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  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 50 min
  • serves: 4 (about 1 cup each)

Hearty quinoa is toasted, then cooked until tender with sweet peppers and garlic for a delicious side dish.  You can serve this wholesome grain dish hot, at room temperature or even chilled- perfect for any season!

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $5.57

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cup Swanson® Certified Organic Vegetable Broth or Vegetable Broth or Chicken Broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

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    • Recipe Note: This dish can be served hot, at room temperature or chilled, according to your preference.
  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add the shallot and garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the peppers and quinoa and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 2

    Stir in the broth and heat to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low.  Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the quinoa is tender and the liquid is absorbed.  Stir in the parsley.  Season, if desired.

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  • Great Side Dish

    CatRose416
    October 22, 2013

    I made this for a BBQ I was invited to with the host being a vegetarian. I wanted to make something everyone could enjoy and it was a big hit. It almost has a smokey flavor, very delicious and was a great stomach filler for the people getting drunk. I will be making this as a regular side dish for parties, vegetarian hosts or not.

  • This is Tasty

    qa m.
    July 2, 2013

    This is a test of the review system for mobile.

    • Swanson
      July 2, 2013

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Made With

Calories 202
Total Fat 3 g
Sat. Fat 0.4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 271 mg
Total Carb 35 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 2 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 7 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 3 %DV
Iron 13 %DV
Potassium 11 %DV
Calories 202
Total Fat 3 g
Sat. Fat 0.4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 406 mg
Total Carb 35 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 0 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 7 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 10 %DV
Potassium 0 %DV
Calories 202
Total Fat 3 g
Sat. Fat 0.4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 436 mg
Total Carb 34 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 0 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 7 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 15 %DV
Potassium 0 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.