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Using Quinoa Instead of Rice in Slow Cooker

Here's another recipe where quinoa was also substituted for rice. It's prepared without cooking quinoa first and using a slow cooker.

Quinoa Pilaf


quinoa instead of rice, rice substitute

Quinoa Instead of Rice in Slow Cooker


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Onion Powder
  • 2 large Tomatoes
  • 2 cups Vegetable Broth
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 cups Frozen Baby Spinach
Directions:

Rinse quinoa and drain.

In a skillet, warm oil over medium-high setting. Stir in tomatoes and broth.

Add onion powder to taste. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil.

Transfer to slow cooker. Add quinoa and season with salt and pepper.

Cover and cook on low until most of the liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender. It should take about 2 hours.

Remove cover and stir in spinach. If pilaf looks dry, add up to 1/2 cup more broth).

Cover and cook 15 minutes longer or until spinach has wilted. Serve.

Here is another recipe using quinoa as rice substitute.

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