Carrot and raisin quinoa pilaf

17 May

This was a bowl of heaven. The best thing about pilafs is that they truly are comfort foods, you have the freedom to just mix in lots of ingredients, and easily scoff down. When you choose to add in healthy ingredients, you don’t get that bloated feeling afterwards and the energy you get is used much more efficiently by your body! Quinoa is also a great source of protein as well as carbohydrates, so it really comes to a well balanced meal.

You get the sweetness of the raisins and the crunchiness of the pine nuts, the nutty flavour of the quinoa with the refreshing carrot and tomato to add flavouring topped with that extra “caramelized” onion hint in every bite.

Ingredients:
1/2 small onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
1 grated carrot
4 tbsp raw quinoa
1 tsp olive oil
3 tablespoons raisins
3 tablespoons pine nuts

Optional: (not vegan)
200 gr low fat greek yogurt

Start by boiling your quinoa, while its boiling chop your ingredients and have them ready.
Add the olive oil in a pan and start by adding the onions for a minuet, followed by the tomatos and then the cooked quinoa. Stir and add the carrot, raisins and pine nuts. Mix and keep on the heat for a minuet then place in a huge bowl and enjoy with some yogurt. Or even coconut yogurt for my vegan buddies out there šŸ™‚

Go make it for your saturday night-in treat instead of calling that delivery guy, and come back and thank me later šŸ™‚
Best quinoa dish I’v made by far!

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