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Festive Quinoa Pilaf

Festive Quinoa Pilaf

Courses: Main Course

  • Prep: 15 mins

  • Cook: 25 mins

  • Serves: 6

  • Difficulty: Easy

If you are looking for a different side dish on your holiday table, why not try our Festive Quinoa Pilaf?

It is very easy to put together, it looks bright and cheerful, and it is a perfect complement to your classic roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes.

You can make this recipe year-round, and if you cannot find pomegranates due to the changing seasons, you can use dried apricots or dates instead of the ruby hued arils.


  1. In medium saucepan place quinoa, vegetable stock and salt. Bring to a boil and then simmer, covered, until all liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  2. Let quinoa rest for 10 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
  3. Meanwhile, in large frying pan, heat olive oil and cook onion, celery and carrot until soft and golden, about 5 minutes. Add garlic flowers and cook another minute.
  4. Mix in cooked quinoa, pecans, parsley and sage. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Gently mix in pomegranate arils.
  6. Serve garnished with additional pomegranate arils and crumbled goat cheese.


  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 2 cups Farm Boy™ Organic LS Vegetable Broth (900 ml)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2-3 Tbsp Farm Boy™ Portuguese Extra Virgin Olive Oil (500 ml)
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 tsp Farm Boy™ Garlic Flowers (190 ml)
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans chopped
  • 1/3 cup parsley chopped
  • 1 Tbsp sage chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup pomegranate arils plus 2Tbsp for garnish
  • 1/2 cup Farm Boy™ Original Goat's Milk Cheese (113 g) crumbled
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