Crock Pot Christmas Pilaf

*serves 8
=170 calories per serve
(C19g |F7g | P8g)
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 Broccoli, cut
  • 1 cup Cranberries, fresh
  • 2 Beets, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2.5 cups broth
  • 1 cup Organic Quinoa
  • 3/4 cup Wild Rice
  • 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Paprika
  • Thyme
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil or avocado oil
  • 50g Pumpkin Seeds
  • 50g Sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup Feta crumbles

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COOKING INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Rinse, chop, and prep vegetables
  2. Put vegetables, quinoa, wild rice, broth, fresh cranberries, and herbs/spices into crock pot
  3. Pour broth and lemon juice on top and mix thoroughly
  4. NOTE: If you want somewhat crisp broccoli- do not add it to the crock pot until 30 minutes cooking time left!
  5. Place on high for 3 hours or low for 5 hours
  6. Once complete & quinoa is fluffy, remove and place all contents into a large serving bowl
  7. Mix in the remaining pilaf ingredients: seeds, feta and any extra fresh raw vegetables you might want to use up and top with fresh herbs.
  8. Serve immediately or store in fridge (covered) until ready to serve.
ORIGINAL RECIPE FOUND AT: http://www.cottercrunch.com/crock-pot-quinoa-pilaf/