Quinoa and Almond Pilaf
Quinoa, everyone's favorite so-called "ancient" grain, gets paired with nutty almonds and fresh parsley in this simple and quick side dish.
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- Servings: 4
Photography: Johnny Miller
Source: Everyday Food, May 2013
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 shallot, minced
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1/2 cup toasted unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high. Add shallot and cook until softened, 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add quinoa and cook 1 minute. Add 1 1/3 cups water, bring to simmer, and cover. Cook until water is absorbed, about 17 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes and then fluff with fork. Stir in almonds and parsley.