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Quinoa Vegetable Pilaf (Pulav)

By: eKnazar
Region: Indian
Dish:Vegetarian - Rice Items
Servings: 4


1 cup quinoa
1-1/2 cup of water
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch of turmeric
For vegetables

1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup carrot cut in small pieces
1 tablespoon thinly sliced ginger
1 green chili minced
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1 bay leave
1/2 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
1 1ablespoon lemon or lime juice
3/4 cup tomato chopped for garnishing


Wash quinoa gently changing water several times.
In a sauce pan combine quinoa, water, oil, salt and turmeric. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce the heat to low. Let it simmer until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed. This should take about 15 minutes.
While quinoa is cooking heat the oil in other saucepan over medium heat, Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil; if it cracks right away oil is ready.
Add the cumin seeds, black mustard seeds, and bay leave, as seeds crack add all the vegetables, carrot, corn, green peas, ginger, green pepper, and salt.
Let the vegetable cook over medium heat until vegetables are tender but firm.
Turn off the heat. Add quinoa to the mix of vegetable and gently fold it.
Finish off by adding lemon juice and tomatoes.

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