Quinoa Pilaf with Rutabaga and Celeriac
Rutabaga and Celeriac give this quinoa pilaf dish an enjoyable, earthy flavor. Serve it as a side to roast chicken or braised beef.
1 cup quinoa, rinsed well and drained
1 2/3 cups broth, maybe a bit more
1 medium onion, peeled and minced
1 medium carrot, peeled and grated
1-1/2 cups grated rutabaga
1-1/2 cups grated celeriac
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and fresh pepper to taste
Place the olive oil into a saucepan pan over medium heat. Once it begins to shimmer, add the onion and cook for 4 minutes before stirring in the carrot, rutabaga
and celeriac. Sauté the mixture for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, and then add the quinoa and cook for 1 additional minute. Slowly stir in the broth and a few pinches of salt and pepper. Cook the quinoa mixture for about 35 minutes, covered, over medium-low heat or until the broth has been absorbed. Fluff the pilaf and serve immediately.