Quinoa Pilaff

Time: Approx. 35 minutes
Effort: 1 / Easy

1 cup organic quinoa (found at most health food stores & now in some grocery stores)
2 cups water or light chicken stock
1/2 green, red or yellow pepper, chopped
1/2 small onion chopped
a handfull of fresh parsley, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Take a medium sized pot, add water/stock, peppers, onion and bring to a boil. Then add the quinoa and cook over low to medium heat with cover on though slightly open, mixing occasionally until all the water has been incorporated. Approx. 20 minutes - quinoa will appear transparent and fluffy. Remove from heat and add lemon juice, salt & pepper & parsley mixing gently with a fork. This recipe can be eaten hot or cold and can be used instead of rice (much more nutritious!) or couscous !

Bon Appetit !