Quinoa with Garlic, Pine Nuts and Raisins Recipe

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Submitted by swaninwa

Makes 4 servings



Quinoa is an amino acid-rich (protein) seed that has a fluffy, creamy, slightly crunchy texture and a somewhat nutty flavor when cooked.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa With Garlic, Pine Nuts and Raisins

1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup raisins
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 salt
1 pepper

Recipe Directions for Quinoa With Garlic, Pine Nuts and Raisins

  1. Place the quinoa in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until toasted, about 2 minutes. Add 1 3/4 cups water (or use low-sodium chicken broth) and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until the liquid is absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, about 2 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, toast the pine nuts in a skillet over medium-high heat, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes; transfer to a plate. Add the olive oil and garlic to the skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring, until golden, about 2 minutes. Transfer the garlic to the plate, reserving the oil.

  3. Fluff the quinoa with a fork. Add the pine nuts, garlic, reserved oil, parsley, raisins and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and toss.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 74.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
296
Calories from Fat
136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.1g
23%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
45mg
2%
Potassium
383mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
35.1g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
15%
Sugars
5.8g
Protein
7.4g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 3% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in manganese
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