Curried Quinoa Pilaf with Pistachios

{vegan + gluten free}

A healthy gluten free and vegan side dish – this curried quinoa  pilaf with pistachios is made with a few simple ingredients and topped  with delicious pistachios and fresh herbs!

Flavorful, nutritious, and a great side dish for any meal!

– quinoa – olive oil – onion – garlic, chopped – sea salt – curry powder


Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh strainer until water runs clear. Set strainer over a bowl to finish draining. Heat olive oil in a medium sized pot over medium heat.

Add finely diced onion, garlic, and sea salt. Cook for about 6 minutes,  stirring occasionally, until onions start to caramelize and have reduced  in size significantly.

Add rinsed and drained quinoa along with garlic powder and curry powder to the pot. Stir and continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Add broth, scraping up any stuck on bits from the bottom of the pan.  Bring up to a strong simmer. Reduce heat to low, stir, cover, and set a  timer for 25 minutes.

After 25 minutes, remove from heat and take  off the lid. Allow steam and heat to release for about 5 minutes before  fluffing with a fork.

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