Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps 
Prep Time
12 Mins
Cook Time
21 Mins
Serves: 4

Have it your way—Shrimp and Quinoa Pilaf is delicious served hot, warm or even chilled.

How to Make It

Step 1

Warm oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add quinoa; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Step 2

Add 2 1/4 cups water and 1/2 tsp. salt to pan. Turn heat to high; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook until quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes, stirring in shrimp during final 5 minutes. Lift cover after 15 minutes and check that shrimp is cooked through and most of water has been absorbed. If not, cook 1 minute or 2 longer. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Transfer mixture to a serving bowl. Stir in parsley, lemon zest and juice. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Ratings & Reviews

Fast and really flavorful!

April 05, 2016
This dish is amazing and ready to go in 30 minutes! We're talking gluten free and so healthy! Make sure to NOT keep stirring the quinoa. It's similar to rice- let it cook with the lid on for the 15 minutes after boiling, and it will turn out PERFECTLY. I also use cilantro instead of parsley, but that's just my personal choice. I also add garlic with onions because garlic just has amazing flavor. Enjoy!

Joyann03's Review

December 23, 2013