Herbed Quinoa Pilaf with Pine Nuts | GOYA

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Herbed Quinoa Pilaf with Pine Nuts

Light, fluffy and filled with flavor, this Herbed Quinoa Pilaf with Pine Nuts recipe is good for you, too! The reason: The side dish is made with GOYA® Organic Quinoa, which is gluten free, a good source of protein and dietary fiber, high in iron, and filled with vitamins. In this easy pilaf recipe, we mix this good-for-you ingredient with freshly chopped basil and parsley, toasted pine nuts, citrusy lemon juice and smooth extra virgin olive oil for a side dish that tastes so good - with almost anything you serve!

Serves 4

Prep time: 10 min.

Total time: 30 min.


2 tbsp. GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided

2 tsp. GOYA® Minced Garlic, or 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 cup GOYA® Quinoa a Natural Super Grain

1 packet GOYA® Cubitos Chicken Bouillon mixed with 1½ cups water

¼ cup thinly sliced fresh basil

¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley

¼ cup toasted pine nuts

2 scallions, thinly sliced

1 tsp. GOYA® Lemon Juice


1. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook, stirring occasionally until light golden brown, about 30 seconds. Add quinoa, stirring until coated in oil and slightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Pour chicken bouillon-water mixture into pot; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Simmer, covered, until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender, 14-18 minutes; remove from heat.
2. Stir basil, parsley, toasted pine nuts, scallions, remaining olive oil and lemon juice into quinoa until thoroughly combined. Serve warm.