Quinoa Pilaf with Mushrooms
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.
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 1 Tbsp Herbs from the Hills of Provence
- 1 bay leaf
- 1½ cups quinoa
- Salt & pepper
- 2 ¼ cups fond, or liquid from cooked mushrooms
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.