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Quinoa with Latin Flavors

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From EatingWell:  December 2005/January 2006

Cilantro, lime and scallions lend a bright finish to delicate quinoa. This versatile side pairs well with seafood, poultry or pork.

6 servings, 2/3 cup each | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Toast quinoa in a large dry skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until it crackles and becomes aromatic, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a fine sieve and rinse thoroughly.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chiles and garlic; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the quinoa and broth; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer, cover and cook until the quinoa is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Add pepitas, cilantro, scallions, lime juice and salt to the quinoa; mix gently and fluff with a fork.

Nutrition

Per serving : 170 Calories; 6 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 23 g Carbohydrates; 7 g Protein; 3 g Fiber; 330 mg Sodium; 355 mg Potassium

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 fat

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