Quinoa and Almond Pilaf One step, 15 minutes, delicious post-run meal. Thank you Martha! "INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 shallot, minced Salt and pepper 1 cup quinoa 1/2 cup toasted unsalted almonds, roughly chopped 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped DIRECTIONS STEP 1 In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high. Add shallot and cook until softened, 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add quinoa and cook 1 minute. Add 1 1/3 cups water, bring to simmer, and cover. Cook until water is absorbed, about 17 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes and then fluff with fork. Stir in almonds and parsley.