Saturday, June 23, 2012

Quinoa Pilaf with Artichokes, Leeks and Sugar Snap Peas

More Quinoa!  This was healthy, easy, and, "a way I actually *like* quinoa" as reported by my husband.  The recipe is here, and I made the following notes:

  • stir the quinoa in the oil and leeks for 2-3 minutes before adding the broth
  • definitely use low-sodium chicken broth---quinoa absorbs salt very well and I found that the regular chicken broth was too salty.  If you are using homemade stock or veggie broth, you are probably fine.
  • I will add the snap peas last next time (with the artichoke hearts). I like my peas to retain their "snap."
This is really a terrific meal for summer or to bring to a potluck.