Quinoa with Latin Flavors Recipe

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Submitted by unibroue3021

Makes 6 servings



Tips: Notes: Quinoa, a delicately flavored grain that was a staple in the ancient Incas' diet, is available in most natural-foods stores and the natural-foods sections of many supermarkets. Toasting the grain before cooking enhances the flavor, and rinsing removes any residue of saponin, quinoa's natural, bitter protective coating. Hulled pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are dusky green and have a delicate nutty flavor. They can be found in the health-food or bulk sections of many supermarkets. To toast nuts & seeds on the stovetop: Toast in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa with Latin Flavors

1 cup Quinoa
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil, Canola
1 medium (2-1/2" dia) Onions
4 oz Green Chiles
2 clove Garlic
14 oz Organic Vegetable Broth
2 oz Pumpkin Seeds
6 oz Cilantro
0.5 cup, chopped Onions, Spring Or Scallions
2 Teaspoon Juice
0.25 tsp Salt, Table

Recipe Directions for Quinoa with Latin Flavors

  1. Toast quinoa in a large dry skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until it crackles and becomes aromatic, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a fine sieve and rinse thoroughly.

  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chiles and garlic; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the quinoa and broth; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer, cover and cook until the quinoa is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

  3. Add pepitas, cilantro, scallions, lime juice and salt to the quinoa; mix gently and fluff with a fork.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 185.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
225
Calories from Fat
96
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.7g
16%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Sodium
316mg
13%
Potassium
361mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
24.4g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3.9g
16%
Sugars
2.1g
Protein
8.1g
Vitamin A 36% Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 5% Iron 11%
* 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
88% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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