Red Harvest Quinoa

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 8
Red Harvest Quinoa

Ingredients

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

Steps

Hide Images
  • 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.

Notes









Tips

Expert Tips

  • 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

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
10g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

© 2017 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved