Chipotle Lemongrass Quinoa Pilaf

Chipotle & Lemongrass, Pure Infused Maple Syrup

Chipotle Lemongrass Quinoa Pilaf

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chipotle & Lemongrass


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely minced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 carrot, finely minced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 rib celery, finely minced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup quinoa – any combination of black, white, or red quinoa
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped fresh herbs (use any combination of parsley, chives, mint, or lemon balm)
  • 2 tbsp A good drizzle (about 2 tablespoons) PURE Chipotle Lemongrass Maple Infusion


  • Heat the oil in the bottom of a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onions, carrot, celery, and garlic and cook for about five minutes, stirring constantly, until the onion is lightly browned and vegetables have softened.
  • Stir in the quinoa and add the vegetable stock, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil.
  • Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and cover.
  • Cook the quinoa for 20-25 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Just before serving, add the chopped herbs and PURE Maple Infusion to the pot and stir to

Chipotle & Lemongrass

We took our inspiration for PURE Chipotle and Lemongrass straight from the BBQ. The smokiness imparted by the chipotle peppers is a lovely counterpoint to the natural sweetness of maple syrup. The lemongrass helps brighten up the finish, as the long, lingering, subtle heat of the chipotle dances on the palate. We love using it to make homemade barbecue sauces, but we’ve also made great marinades (Korean short ribs!), brushed it over grilled salmon steaks, and turned it into a dynamite dipping sauce for chicken wings.

How To Use

  • Making marinades (especially for things like Korean short ribs!)
  • Brushing directly on grilled salmon steaks
  • Creating a dipping sauce for chicken wings
  • Making traditional baked beans
  • Making your roasted squash or roasted vegetable soup extra special