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Kale and sweet potato pilaf

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This twist on a tasty pilaf opts for quinoa instead of rice. Packed with feel-good veggies and warm spices, it's fantastic on its own or as a side salad.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time25 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes, (+ 10 mins standing time)
Kale and sweet potato pilaf


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Coles Brand ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp Coles Brand ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 large orange sweet potato (kumara, peeled, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1 cup (200g) quinoa, rinsed, drained
  • 1½ cups (375ml) vegetable stock
  • 1 bunch kale, stems trimmed, coarsely torn
  • ½ cup (80g) coarsely chopped toasted almonds
  • ½ cup coriander leaves
  • Greek-style yoghurt, to serve
  • lemon wedges, to serve

Nutritional information

Per Serve: Energy: 1590kJ/381 Cals, Protein: 14g, Fat: 17g, Sat fat: 2g, Carb: 38g, Fibre: 12g

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  1. Step 1

    Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook the onion, stirring for 5 mins or until softened. Add the cumin, coriander, cinnamon and turmeric. Cook, stirring, for 1 min or until aromatic. Add the sweet potato and stir to combine.
  2. Step 2

    Add the quinoa and vegetable stock. Increase heat to high and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered for 15 mins or until the quinoa is tender and liquid is almost absorbed. Remove from heat. Add the kale and toss to combine. Set aside, covered, for 10 mins to stand.
  3. Step 3

    Divide the pilaf among serving bowls. Sprinkle with the almonds and coriander. Serve with a drizzle of yoghurt and the lemon wedges.