Tilapia with Pineapple Quinoa (Keen-wah)

Tilapia with Pineapple Quinoa

Tilapia with Pineapple Quinoa

This is a very easy and simple recipe. It only has 5 main ingredients. Don’t let the ingredient of quinoa keep you from trying this. Quinoa, can be found at most local grocery stores. If you can’t find it there, take a look at your local health food store. Quinoa, is a grain and cooks much like rice. It has a mild nutty flavor.

Tilapia with Pineapple Quinoa (Keen-wah)
Chef Ria: 
  • 1 cup of Quinoa (or brown rice)
  • 4 6oz tilapia fillets
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium tamari soy sauce (or plain soy sauce)
  • 8oz of no-sugar added pineapple pieces (or roughly chopped pineapple chunks), Keep the juice for later use
  • 6 whole scallions (green onions), chopped
  • Seasonings
  1. Ahead of time you will need to season your fish and allow to marinate for at least 2 hours. For this recipe I used sea salt and Mrs. Dash table blend. However, feel free to use your favorite seasonings.
  2. Begin by cooking your quinoa according to the instructions on the package. While the quiona is cooking, preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Combine tamaria soy sauce and 2 tbsp of pineapple juice then pour over your tilapia fillets in a baking dish. Allow to cook for 15-20 minutes or until done.
  3. While fish is baking, saute your scallions in a large skillet lightly coat with cooking oil or cooking spay for about 2 minutes. Then add your pineapples chunks and cook for another minute. Finally add ¾ of your quinoa into the scallions and pineapple mixture being sure to stir to keep from burning.


Sorry all of you folks who don’t like your food to touch. This one is best when eaten all together.

This recipe was adapted from “Cleaning Eating March/April 2009”

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