We love quinoa, especially since my kids eat it happily – always a plus. We had this tonight to go with a chicken and veggie tray bake, salad, and Greek yogurt.
Quinoa Chickpea Pilaf
½ small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
8 ounces chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 ½ cups quinoa, rinsed
½ to 1 teaspoon each: Cumin, allspice
½ teaspoon turmeric
salt to taste
Heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic, parsley, half a teaspoon of salt. Saute for about a minute; add spices and chickpeas, and saute for 2 more minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 2 more minutes.
Add quinoa, water, and adjust salt to taste. Let it come to a boil over high heat, uncovered. When at a boil, cover, and cook over low heat 15 minutes. Turn off the stove and allow to stand covered 5 minutes.
Tastes great with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream on top.