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Inca Red Quinoa Pilaf

Per Serving

Inca Red Quinoa Pilaf

Makes: 7
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories 180
Fat 3.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 32 g
Fiber 6 g
Sugars 8 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 150 mg (without added salt)
Protein 6 g
Choices: Starch 2, Fat 0.5
  • Makes: 7
  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes


2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tsp. minced ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup Inca Red quinoa
1 1/2 cups low-fat, reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup raisins, plumped in hot water for 10 minutes, then drained
1 Tbsp. minced fresh mint
2 Tbsp. lime juice
Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, ginger, and garlic, and sauté for 4 minutes. Add the quinoa, and sauté 1 minute.
  2. Add the broth, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Fluff the quinoa with a fork, and add the chickpeas, raisins, mint, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute.

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