Quinoa is a gluten-free grain that is a strong source of complete protein, calcium and dietary fiber. This herb and mushroom pilaf is a great way to discover the full flavor of this Peruvian cereal. A pilaf is a dish in which rice is cooked in a seasoned broth.
In a heated pan, combine butter and onions. Cook 2 minutes.
Add mushrooms, thyme, bay leaf, and cook 2 or 3 minutes until mushrooms soften.
Add quinoa, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
Add liquid and bring to the boil.
Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook 15 minutes, allowing all the liquid to be absorbed.
Remove from heat and serve.