Quinoa Pilaf with Swiss Chard

Quinoa Pilaf with Swiss Chard


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About this recipe: For the vegan and health-conscious, this is a simple meal that's rich in protein and folate. Spinach is also a good alternative to swiss chard.


Serves: 8 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 375g quinoa, rinsed
  • 200g red lentils, rinsed
  • 280g mushrooms, chopped
  • 1litre vegetable stock
  • 1 bunch swiss chard, stems removed

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and cook 5 minutes until onion is tender. Mix in quinoa, lentils and mushrooms. Pour in the stock. Cover, and simmer 20 minutes.
  2. Remove the pot from heat. Chop chard, and gently mix into the pot. Cover, and allow to sit 5 minutes or until the chard is wilted.

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