Quinoa Almond Pilaf

Quinoa Almond Pilaf
  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Prep Time: 10 Mins.
  • Cook Time: 25 Mins.


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 cup Fisher® Sliced Almonds, toasted, divided
  • 1 ½ cup tricolor quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, from 1 large lemon
  • 3 ½ cups boiling water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook the quinoa: Heat the oil in an ovenproof saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat until hot. Stir in the onion, salt and paprika. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the quinoa and cook for 2 minutes, until you hear it crackling. Stir in the water and a ½ cup of the almonds. Bring to a boil.  Cover and place in the center of the oven. Cook 20 to 25 minutes or until the grains fluff slightly and separate. Remove from the oven.
  3. Serve: Fluff the quinoa with a fork and stir in the lemon juice. Sprinkle with the remaining ½ cup almonds. Serve immediately.

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