Quinoa Pilaf with Salmon and Asparagus

Quinoa Pilaf with Salmon and Asparagus

Serve your family with a hearty skillet salmon, bouillon cube and asparagus quinoa pilaf – dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

1
cup uncooked quinoa
6
cups water
1
vegetable bouillon cube
1
lb salmon fillets
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
20
stalks fresh asparagus, cut diagonally into 2-inch pieces (2 cups)
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1
cup frozen sweet peas (from 1-lb bag), thawed
1/2
cup halved grape tomatoes
1/2
cup vegetable or chicken broth
1
teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
2
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  1. Rinse quinoa thoroughly by placing in a fine-mesh strainer and holding under cold running water until water runs clear; drain well.
  2. In 2-quart saucepan, heat 2 cups of the water to boiling over high heat. Add quinoa; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  3. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, heat remaining 4 cups water and bouillon cube to boiling over high heat. Add salmon, skin side up; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork. Remove with slotted spoon to plate; let cool. Discard water. Remove skin from salmon; break into large pieces.
  4. Meanwhile, rinse and dry skillet. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add asparagus; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in onions; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in peas, tomatoes and broth; cook 1 minute.
  5. Gently stir quinoa, salmon, lemon-pepper seasoning and dill weed into asparagus mixture. Cover; cook about 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Makes 4 servings (1 3/4 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Betty Tip
This main dish tastes as good as it looks and will be requested again and again. Vegetable broth and chicken broth are available in convenient 32-ounce resealable cartons. Cooking grains in broth adds flavor and pizzazz to your recipes.
Whole Grain Serving: 2

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 420
    • (Calories from Fat 140),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 90mg;
  • Sodium 650mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 37g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 34g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 4 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.