Sunday, December 26, 2010

Bacon Quinoa Pilaf

Today, I wanted something different to have as a side dish, you can only have rice and potatoes so many, today I made quinoa.  I love this little grain, not only is it tasty, but its just as easy as rice to cook, so there is no excuse to not try this!  Add in some bacon and veggies, and its delectable!

Bacon Quinoa Pilaf

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 strips bacon, cut into 1" pieces
1/4 cup finely diced carrots
1/4 cup finely diced celery
1/4 cup minced onion

Bring water to a boil in a saucepan, add quinoa and return to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.  Meanwhile cook bacon in a skillet until crispy. Remove and drain on papertowels, then crumble.  Add vegetables to bacon drippings and cook 3-5 minutes, or until tender, drain if necessary.  Once quinoa is cooked, mix in bacon and vegetables and simmer for a few more minutes.

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