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Kale and Quinoa Pilaf

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Try this Kale and Quinoa Pilaf, a fresh and healthy side dish you can make in a snap. You can substitute 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes for the chili paste.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste with garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 6 cups torn kale
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained

Nutrition Information

  • calories 256
  • caloriesfromfat 15 %
  • fat 4.2 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 1.1 g
  • polyfat 1.8 g
  • protein 9 g
  • carbohydrate 48 g
  • fiber 8.2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 4 mg
  • sodium 422 mg
  • calcium 137 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, bell pepper, and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add curry, chili paste, and ginger; sauté 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients; cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Serve at room temperature.