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Great Latin Quinoa

 
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Quinoa is a great grain, rich in protein, and you can always add lots of flavor to this simple dish according to your favorite taste.

Yield

6

servings

Prep

8

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

46

min

Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 each onions
chopped, medium size
4 ounces green chili peppers, canned
1 can, chopped
3 cloves garlic
minced, more or less to taste
14 ounces chicken broth, low salt
or vegetable broth, 1 can
¼ cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
toasted, or sunflower seeds
½ cup cilantro
freshly chopped
¾ cup scallions, spring or green onions
freshly chopped
2 tablespoons lime juice
¼ teaspoon salt

Directions

Toast quinoa in a large dry skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until it crackles and becomes aromatic, about 5 minutes.

Transfer to a fine sieve and rinse thoroughly.

Heat canola oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes.

Add green chiles and garlic, cook, stirring, for 40 seconds.

Add the rinsed quinoa and chicken broth(or vegetable broth); bring to a simmer.

Reduce heat to maintain a light simmer, then cover and cook until the quinoa is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 25 minutes.

Add pumpkin seeds(or sunflower seeds), cilantro, scallions, lime juice and salt to the quinoa.

Mix them gently and fluff with a fork.

Serve warm.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 155g (5.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 16323% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 174mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugars g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 5% Iron 18%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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