Quinoa and Almond Pilaf

Photo: Johnny Miller
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

Quinoa, everyone's favorite so-called "ancient" grain, gets paired with nutty almonds and fresh parsley in this simple and quick side dish.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 shallot, minced

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • ½ cup toasted unsalted almonds, roughly chopped

  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped


  1. 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.

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