Quinoa pilaf is a flavorful, fast variation on rice pilaf. It applies the traditional preparation method for rice pilaf to high-protein gluten free quinoa! An easy side dish that is seasoned with spices, butter toasted quinoa and cooked in broth. Rich, flavorful and healthy!
In a medium sauce pot, melt the butter then toast the quinoa over medium-low heat until most of the quinoa begins to brown and it smells a little nutty. The quinoa will also begin to pop, which is unavoidable.
Pour in broth and stir.
Add whole spices and return the pot to the heat. Cover and cook over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until all the water has been absorbed and the quinoa looks plump. The little tails on the grains will also pop out when fully cooked.
Fluff with a fork and then toss in the toasted almonds and golden raisins.
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