A delicious and flavorful quinoa pilaf can be served as a side dish or a meal. Quinoa is naturally gluten-free, and it is a perfect source of complete protein.
In a large pan add 2-3 tbsp water, onion and garlic. Sauté until soft, then add in cinnamon, turmeric, quinoa, water, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined. Bring to boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low, add in golden raisins and simmer until all water is absorbed and quinoa is soft. Mix occasionally.
Heat oven to 400°F. In a roasting pan add raw cashews and roast for about 5-7 minutes until golden brown on both sides. Add cashews to quinoa.
For Almond Butter Sauce: Add all ingredients in a food processor and process until well combined. Pour over quinoa.
If sauce is too thick, add a little bit of coconut milk to thin it out.