Amber Quinoa Pilaf


1 cup (250 ml) of Amber Quinoa
1 tablespoon (18 ml) unsalted butter, cut into 2 pieces
1 small onion, chopped fine – size of a golf ball or slightly larger
1/4 teaspoon (1.5 ml) salt
1 1/2 – 1 ¾ cups ( 375 – 450 ml) water
1 – 2 tablespoons (17.5 to 35 ml) chopped fresh herbs
¼ teaspoon (1.5 ml) lemon or lime juice


Amber Quinoa does not require rinsing – it is very lightly refined and has its own distinct flavour.
1. At medium-low heat, melt butter – add onion and salt, cook, stirring frequently, until onion is softened & a light golden colour – 5 to 7 minutes.
2. Increase heat to medium-high, stir in water and Amber Quinoa – and bring to simmer.
3. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until grains are just tender and liquid is absorbed – approximately 18 to 20 minutes – stirring only once halfway through cooking.
4. Remove pan from heat and let sit, covered – for 10 minutes.
5. Fluff quinoa with fork, stir in herbs and lemon juice, and serve.

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