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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