Red Quinoa Pilaf

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If you own a rice cooker this is so quick and easy. Quinoa is not only a gluten-free grain it is also complete protein and is so full of flavor and texture. This is pilaf can also serve as a wonderful springboard for your own variations. You can change the cashews to any other nut or seed, you can add mushrooms, vegetable stock, carrots, peas, yellow, red or green onions, garlic, herbs etc…the options are limitless. This recipe  is heart healthy, gluten-free, very low fat and high fiber.

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Red Quinoa Rice Pilaf

Yield: 6 servings

5 ½ cups water
1 cup brown basmati rice
1 cup red quinoa
1 cup whole cashews
½ cup diced carrots
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon cardamom
1 pinch of saffron
Optional: add sautéed mushrooms and onions then cook.

Add the above ingredients into a non-stick rice cooker and cook till the timer goes off. Leave covered another 15 minutes, fluff with a wooden or plastic spoon or paddle, and serve.

© 2011 Aron David Bradley
http://www.boomercuisine.com

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