Quinoa-and-Spinach Pilaf

This quick-cooking, whole-grain side is good with beef short ribs, grilled chicken, hamburgers.

  • Servings: 4

Photography: Andrew Purcell

Source: Everyday Food, September 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup rinsed quinoa
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 5 cups baby spinach (5 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium. Add onion and garlic; cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Add quinoa and cook 1 minute. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Stir in spinach and lemon zest, then season with salt and pepper.

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