Quinoa & Mushroom Pilaf


  • 30 min
  • Serves 3-4
  • Easy


1 tablespoon Manuka honey

2-3 garlic cloves, minced

Juice of 1 lemon

1/2 red chilli, de-seeded and chopped finely

1 teaspoon tamari (or good quality soya sauce)

8 button mushrooms, sliced

1 cup quinoa

2 cups water

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 brown onion, diced

1 head broccoli, chopped into small pieces

1/3 cup pinenuts

Salt and pepper



In a bowl whisk together honey, garlic, lemon juice, chilli, tamari, a pinch of salt and a couple of good grinds of pepper. Add mushrooms and coat with mixture. Cover and place in the fridge for 15 minutes.


Rinse quinoa under cold water. In a pot add water and quinoa, cover and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender. Set aside.


Heat olive oil in a pan and sauté onion for 2 minutes. Take mushrooms out of the fridge and add into pan with the liquid. Cook mushrooms and then add in broccoli, pinenuts, stir through quinoa and cook for a further 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Created by Julia & Libby