Red Harvest Quinoa

Red Harvest Quinoa

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

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

1
cup uncooked red or white quinoa
1
tablespoon 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 sweetened dried cranberries
1
jar (1 3/4 oz) pine nuts (about 1/3 cup), toasted
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz)
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  1. Rinse quinoa thoroughly by placing in a fine-mesh strainer and holding under cold running water until water runs clear; drain well.
  2. In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion, celery, apple and quinoa in butter 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.
Makes 8 servings (1/2 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Once you're used to eating grains, you'll want to serve them often. Quinoa is high in protein, low in fat and cooks quickly, making it a great grain to use. The cranberries, orange juice and apple are reminiscent of fall. If you'd like to reduce the saturated fat, use canola oil instead of butter.
Whole Grain Serving: 1

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 340mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 10g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 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 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.