Chickpea and Quinoa Pilaf

This hearty pilaf can be served as a side dish to braised or stewed meats, or as a vegetarian course all its own.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1½ cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz.) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 9" × 9" casserole dish lightly with nonstick spray.
  • Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. When hot, add the onion, garlic, and salt. Cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are slightly softened, about 4 minutes.
  • Stir in the quinoa and broth, then bring the mixture to a boil. Gently stir in the chickpeas and pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish.
  • Bake the casserole, covered tightly with foil, until the quinoa is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes.
  • Stir the parsley and scallions into the casserole just before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1½ cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz.) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 9" × 9" casserole dish lightly with nonstick spray.
  • Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. When hot, add the onion, garlic, and salt. Cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are slightly softened, about 4 minutes.
  • Stir in the quinoa and broth, then bring the mixture to a boil. Gently stir in the chickpeas and pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish.
  • Bake the casserole, covered tightly with foil, until the quinoa is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes.
  • Stir the parsley and scallions into the casserole just before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories320
Total Fat8g
Saturated Fat0.5g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium580mg
Total Carbohydrate52g
Dietary Fiber8g
Sugars1g
Protein11g