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Quinoa with Sundried Tomatoes Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa with Sundried Tomatoes recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa with Sundried Tomatoes using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by gmon011108017

Makes 2 servings



Comments: Be sure to rinse quinoa very well to remove any bitter taste that may linger in the outer coating. Toasting quinoa before cooking it gives it a slightly more nutty flavor; toasting before cooking is an option with any quinoa recipe, even if the instructions don't require it.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa with Sundried Tomatoes

1/2 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed well
1/2 tsp olive oil
4 medium sun-dried tomatoes, without oil, chopped
10 g shallot, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup fat free, low sodium chicken broth (*use vegetable broth for a vegetarian option)
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1/8 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp black pepper

Recipe Directions for Quinoa with Sundried Tomatoes

  1. Place quinoa in a fine meshed sieve and rinse under warm running water for 1 min. agitating it with your fingers. Set aside.

  2. Heat olive oil in a heavy, medium saucepan over med. heat.

  3. Add tomatoes, shallots, and garlic and saute for 3-5 minutes or till shallots are softened. Add stock and bring to a boil.

  4. In the meantime, heat a small dry, nonstick frying pan on high heat. Toss quinoa in frying pan for 1 minute, tossing/stirring constantly to toast. Remove from heat.

  5. Once stock mixture is boiling, add quinoa and cayenne, and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmmer, covered for about 15-30 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Let sit for 5 minutes and fluff with fork to separate.

  6. Stir in fresh parsley and salt and pepper. (You know quinoa is done when it is tender to the bite and you see little white squiggles pop from some or all of the grains.)

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 418.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
212
Calories from Fat
37
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.1g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
390mg
16%
Potassium
856mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates
37.0g
12%
Dietary Fiber
6.0g
24%
Sugars
6.5g
Protein
8.7g
Vitamin A 50% Vitamin C 62%
Calcium 5% 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
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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