Quinoa Pilaf with Cinnamon and Sugar

Quinoa, when prepared with cinnamon and sugar, is a hearty, healthy way to start the day.

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  • Servings: 10
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  • 2 cups quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups water
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 stick butter melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to make this recipe

  1. In a medium pot over high heat, bring the quinoa, water and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the quinoa has fully absorbed the water, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the butter, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract, then pour over the cooked quinoa and mix well.

Make Ahead

The quinoa can be made a day ahead and refrigerated, then rewarmed on the stove top with 1/4 cup of water.

Contributed By Photo © Emily Farris Published November 2013

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