Quinoa with Latin Flavors Recipe

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Submitted by cantspell

Makes 6 servings



Cilantro, lime and scallions lend a bright finish to delicate quinoa. This versatile side pairs well with seafood, poultry or pork

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa with Latin Flavors

1 cup quinoa
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 ounce chopped green chiles
2 cloves garlic, minced
14 ounce reduced-sodium chicken broth, or vegetable broth
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup chopped scallions
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt

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

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 153.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
176
Calories from Fat
58
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.4g
10%
Saturated Fat
0.9g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
381mg
16%
Potassium
323mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
23.2g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
1.3g
Protein
7.2g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 4% Iron 14%
* 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
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
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