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Cajun Quinoa Pilaf

This Cajun Quinoa Pilaf makes a great easy one dish meal.  You can easily make it vegan using vegan field roast or sausage.  This quinoa pilaf will become a family favorite.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Quinoa
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 48 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 237kcal
Author Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion chopped fine
  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 ¼ cups vegetable broth
  • 8 ounces sausage vegan field roast or tempeh sausage
  • 1 red pepper chopped (or green bell pepper)
  • 2 sticks celery chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsely or ¼ cup fresh
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 tablespoon fresh

Instructions

  • Spray a large saucepan with olive oil spray and heat to medium. Add onion and cook for 8 minutes. Add quinoa, garlic, and Cajun seasoning and cook for 2 more minutes. Add vegetable broth and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 more minutes.
  • Meanwhile, spray a large skillet with olive oil and heat to medium. Add sausage and cook until brown and cooked through. Add pepper, celery, parsley and thyme and cook for about 8 minutes. Add cooked quinoa and cook for 3 more minutes. Remove from heat and serve warm.

Notes

With Tempeh: Servings 4, Calories 291, Fat 9.1g, Carbohydrates 35.9g, Protein 18.3g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 260mg, Fiber 4.1g, Sugars 2.6g With Andouille Sausage: Servings 4, Calories 387, Fat 18.5g, Carbohydrates 33.3g, Protein 18.7g, Cholesterol 32mg, Sodium 946g, Fiber 4.3g, Sugars 3.2g

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 930IU | Vitamin C: 28.4mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2.2mg