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Birds Eye® Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield 6 servings
High in protein and flavor, this dish can be ready in less than 20 minutes.


  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 bag (12 oz) Steamfresh® Broccoli, Cauliflower & Carrots
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika

How to Make It

  1. Rinse the quinoa well in a fine wire sieve; drain. Add quinoa, 2 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a medium size saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat; cover and reduce heat to low. Cook until the quinoa has absorbed the water, about 15 minutes.  Remove from heat.

  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the celery, scallions, ginger, and garlic and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in the cooked Steamfresh® vegetables, mint and paprika. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

  3. Transfer the quinoa to a serving bowl and fluff with a fork. Add the vegetable mixture and toss to combine.  Serve hot.