Quinoa rice pilau with dill & roasted tomatoes

Quinoa rice pilau with dill & roasted tomatoes

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(22 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

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Serves 4 - 6
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Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition:

  • kcal412
  • fat22g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre2g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.54g
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Ingredients

  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 3 sticks celery, sliced
    Celery

    Celery

    sell-er-ee

    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
    Cumin

    Cumin

    q-min

    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 100g basmati rice (brown or white)
  • 140g quinoa
    Quinoa

    Quinoa

    keen-wah

    Tiny, bead-shaped, with a slightly bitter flavour and firm texture, quinoa may not be a…

  • 2 x 20g packs dill, chopped
  • 500ml chicken or vegetable stock (from a cube is fine)
  • 50g pine nuts, toasted
  • white fish, such as sea bass, to serve

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Put the tomatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil and some seasoning. Roast for 15 mins, remove and set aside.

  2. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large pan. Add the onion, celery, cumin and garlic, then season to taste. Fry on a medium heat for 10 mins until golden. Add the rice, quinoa, dill and stock. Cover with a lid and cook for 12-15 mins or until the rice is soft. Add the tomatoes and pine nuts, and gently stir through. Serve with white fish or a green salad.

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hazie1000
8th Jul, 2011
5.05
Delicious, healthy, agree with everyone that less dill is better (I used half of that in the recipe). I also added red pepper instead of celery as that's what I had handy. Very popular with my partner, will do again for sure.
mwsc11050
17th Apr, 2011
5.05
Everyone enjoyed this and would have again. Fresh was the way it was described. Used a leek as well just because I had one and salmon instead of white fish. Agree the leftovers were delicious.
erinvermaak
26th Feb, 2011
4.05
Made this yesterday for lunch - really delish! Only used half the dill (ie 20g) which I thought was just right and added extra quinoa rather than rice, as my husband isn't a rice fan. Served with pan-fried tilapia, which was lovely, but I think something like sea bass would work better. Left-overs taste divine cold - this recipe would make a great salad too!
amysm82
25th Sep, 2010
5.05
Perfect side dish for a lovely bit of fish! I was worried that the dill might be too much. The flavour was strong but in a good way. My tip to get everything to cook in the same time is to use "easy cook" rice.
miss_daisy
3rd Jun, 2010
5.05
The first time i made this i didn't have any dill but i thought it was delicious anyway. I just bought some dill and taking the advice from a couple of other posts I only used about 5 grams but i found it a bit over powering. It is still ok with lots of green salad but i think i will cut it out or replace with coriander next time. Overall really easy to make, loads left over for lunch and very tasty.
lulujersey
1st Oct, 2009
5.05
Forgot to rate !
lulujersey
1st Oct, 2009
5.05
Amazing ! My boyfriend who doesnt particularly like fish or anything like Quinoa (or even brown rice) even thought this dish was fab. ! Restaurant food at home. Will be cooking this next time we're entertaining !
coferguson
4th Aug, 2009
5.05
Oh, changed something else - used dried dill on the fish instead - didn't have any fresh dill.
coferguson
4th Aug, 2009
5.05
Mmm, mmm, mmm: this dish makes delightful eating. Changed the recipe only by grilling the tomatoes alongside sea bass instead of roasting. Quinoa is wonderful for its versatility and slight nuttiness - will definitely make again, and is good cold in a salad the next day too.
srussb
8th Jul, 2009
4.05
Sorry, forgot to rate!

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