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Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf

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WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

Quinoa is an ancient seed that provides an excellent source of protein. It is closely related to beetroots, spinach and tumbleweeds. Scientists say this grain originated in the Andes region — near Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru. Researchers believe it was domesticated 3,000 to 4,000 years ago for human use.

Quinoa is balancing to all three doshas. People trying to balance Vata can eat it with a little organic olive oil or ghee. Or season it with the Ayurvedic spice mixture of your choice. 

 

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse quinoa well, place it in a pot and cover with 3 cups of water. Add ½ teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Wash vegetables and cut them into small pieces.
  3. In a large pot heat the ghee and sauté churna for 30 seconds. Add vegetables, a little water and sauté until tender, 15-20 minutes.
  4. Mix the quinoa in the vegetables, add parsley, raisins and almonds. Season with salt and pepper.

Use organic foods and spices whenever possible. Remember, in Ayurveda, digestion is king. Ayurveda places great significance on the ability to assimilate nutrients and create ojas, the master biochemical of happiness and immunity.

 

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