Quinoa Pulao

Quinoa Pulao

Quinoa Pulao is made with spices, herbs, mixed veggies, and quinoa. Serve it with raita. It is a very delicious, healthy and perfect meal.

Quinoa is a complete protein and it contains heart-healthy fats, a good amount of fiber, and folic acid.

It’s a great source of minerals too. Along with Quinoa use different veggies like carrots, bell pepper, mushroom, and corn which are great sources of fiber and vitamins. It’s a complete and healthy meal. 

Here is a recipe for Quinoa Pulao:
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people | Calories: 351kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 cup Onion chopped
  • take 1 cup Corn
  • 1 cup Chopped carrot
  • 1 cup Chopped Mushrooms
  • take 1 cup Chopped Bell, Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Grated Ginger-garlic
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Chili powder
  • take 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 and 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Cilantro for garnishing

Instructions

Vegetable Quinoa Pulao/Pilaf in Instant Pot
  1. Add oil to the Instant Pot and put it in saute mode.
  2. Add cumin seeds. let it splutter. Then, add grated ginger garlic and saute for few seconds.
  3. Now add onion, saute it for a minute.
  4. Add carrot, corn, bell pepper, and mushroom. Season vegetable with salt and Saute for a minute.
  5. Now add turmeric powder, chili powder and garam masala. Let it cook for a minute.
  6. Wash the quinoa properly and add it to the sauteed veggie mixture. Cook for a minute and add water.
  7. Secure the lid. Change Instant Pot setting to rice mode with vent closed.
  8. After the instant pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally.
  9. Open the lid, fluff them up with a fork.
  10. Add lemon juice and cilantro.
  11. Serve hot with Cucumber Raita.
Vegetable Quinoa Pulao in Pressure Cooker
  1. Heat oil in the Pressure cooker.
  2. Add cumin seeds. Let it splutter. Add grated ginger garlic and saute for few seconds.
  3. Now add onion, saute it for a minute.
  4. Add carrot, corn, bell pepper, and mushroom. Season vegetable with salt and Saute for a minute.
  5. Now add turmeric powder, chili powder, and garam masala. Let it cook for a minute.
  6. Wash the quinoa properly and add it to the sauteed veggie mixture. Cook for a minute and add water.
  7. Secure the lid. Pressure cook this for 2 whistles.
  8. Let the pressure cooker cools down completely.
  9. Open the lid, fluff them up with a fork.
  10. Add lemon juice and cilantro.
Vegetable Quinoa Pulao In a Pan
  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Add cumin seeds. let it splutter. Add grated ginger garlic and saute for few seconds.
  3. Now add onion, saute it for a minute.
  4. Add carrot, corn, bell pepper, and mushroom. Season vegetable with salt and Saute for a minute.
  5. Now add turmeric powder, chili powder, and garam masala. Let it cook for a minute.
  6. Wash the quinoa properly and add it to the sauteed veggie mixture. Cook for a minute and add water.
  7. Cover the pan with a lid. Let it cook for about 10 minutes over medium to high heat. Stir occasionally.
  8. Open the lid, fluff them up with a fork.
  9. Add lemon juice and cilantro.
  10. Enjoy Quinoa Pulao with Raita.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g  | Sodium: 39mgPotassium: 734mg  | Fiber: 7g |
Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5660IU | Vitamin C: 38.4mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3.3mg
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