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Red Harvest Quinoa

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Enjoy quinoa packed with apple, pine nuts, dried berries and orange juice - a distinctive side dish!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
cup uncooked red or white quinoa
1
tablespoon canola oil, butter or margarine
1/4
cup chopped red onion
1/3
cup chopped celery
1/2
cup coarsely chopped baking apple
1 1/2
cups roasted vegetable stock (from 32-oz container) or chicken broth
1/2
cup orange juice
1/2
cup dried cranberries
3
tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz)
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons finely chopped parsley

Directions

  • 1 Rise quinoa under cold water 1 minute; drain well.
  • 2 In 2-quart saucepan, heat oil or butter over medium heat. Cook onion, celery, apple and quinoa in oil 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Stir in vegetable stock and orange juice. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Fluff with fork.
  • 4 Stir in cranberries, nuts, cheese and salt. Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 170
  • Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Sodium 310mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
310mg
310%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Expert Tips

Quinoa is high in protein, low in fat and cooks quickly, making it a great grain to use. The cranberry, orange and apple are reminiscent of fall and heartier eating.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 10/26/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
310mg
310%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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