Harvest Time Quinoa Pilaf


2 cups water

1 cup organic quinoa whole grain

2 teaspoon olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

1 cup jicama, diced

1 cup organic corn, fresh, or frozen

1 cup red bell pepper, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tomatoes, chopped

1 bunch green onions, sliced with some of green included

1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds (Raw)

1/2 cup raisins (or cranberries)

2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

3 tablespoons lemon or lime juice, fresh squeezed

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Rinse quinoa before using. In a medium size saucepan bring water to a boil water and add quinoa. Cover and reduce heat, simmer for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with fork. Set aside.

In a medium skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat, add onion, jicama, corn, peppers and garlic, sauté until soft. Add cooked quinoa grain, tomatoes, green onions, pumpkin seeds and raisins, stir until well blended, and cook for 1 minute.

In a small bowl combine cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Blend into pilaf. Serve hot or room temperature.

This is delish! It is a great way to get lots of veggies in one dish. Feel free to add more veggies or cut up chicken to make it a meal.

Quinoa is one of those food items I always like to have in my pantry to make quick and healthy meals from. It can be found in the rice section of virtually any major grocery store.