September 20, 2019 · Written by Foodtolive Team

Red Quinoa Pilaf with Spinach and Corn

This quinoa and spinach pilaf makes a great everyday dish.

Prep time: 5 min | Cook time: 30 min | Total time: 35 min | Servings: 4


  • 1 cup red quinoa
  • 3 cups prepared vegetable broth or 3 cups water
  • 8 oz of spinach
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 to 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 15 oz of canned corn
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, or more, to taste
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

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  1. Combine the quinoa with 3 cups broth in a medium saucepan. Bring to a rapid simmer, then cover and simmer gently until the broth is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet or stir-fry pan. Add the garlic and sauté over low heat until golden.
  3. Add the bell pepper and stir together about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, including cooked quinoa and stir frequently for 5 to 10 minutes longer. Transfer to a serving container and serve at once, sprinkled with lemon juice or cover until needed.