Sunday Night Supper: Quinoa Pilaf [New Recipe]

Sundays are special, especially Sunday evenings. Since my husband is a pastor, his schedule is a bit untraditional. We don’t have the typical weekend. Our weekend begins on Sunday evening with Monday reserved as our Family Sabbath. However, in order for this momma to have a restful ‘weekend,’ she needs a clean house. So, most Sunday afternoons, you’ll find our family cleaning the house.

As much as I’d like to just take over and get it done, I realize we are smack-dab in the season of training. Training in many areas. In this instance, teaching our kids how to properly clean the house! ūüôā Even though it takes a bit longer, the end results are totally worth it (the clean house and the kids’ training)! After the house is cleaned, we totally veg out! This afternoon, we watched the Seahawks game, and are thrilled they beat the Patriots. (GO HAWKS!)

One of my most favorite parts of Sunday evening is hiding away in my kitchen, cooking up a comforting supper to share with my family and friends. Tonight, we are having salmon, roasted broccoli & cauliflower, flat bread and this tasty quinoa pilaf! I hope my tribe enjoys it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Quinoa Pilaf

Ingredients:

  • 1 T unsalted butter
  • 1 chopped small yellow onion
  • 3 minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups of fresh spinach
  • 1 oz. ¬†of feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup of¬†sun-dried¬†tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 T pine nuts, lightly roasted
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook until soft. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes. Add quinoa and chicken broth, bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat until water is absorbed, aprx. 20-25 minutes. Stir in spinach, feta cheese and pine nuts. Season with salt and pepper.

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