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Quinoa with Latin Flavors
Source: Eating Well

Flavorful side dish that can be a nice change from rice or potatoes.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

Nutrition Facts

Makes 6 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 179.0
Total Carbs 22.5 g
Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
Sugars 1.7 g
Total Fat 7.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Unsaturated Fat 1.4 g
Potassium 0.0 mg
Protein 6.6 g
Sodium 232.3 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1 Fat , 1/2 Vegetables , 1 1/2 Starch , 1/2 Lean Meat
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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Quinoa with Latin Flavors
1 cup  quinoa
2 tsp  canola oil
1 each  medium onions
1 each  Chile Peppers, green, whole
2 each  medium garlic cloves
1 cup  low sodium chicken broth
0 1/4 cup  pumpkin seeds
0 3/4 cup  fresh cilantro
0 1/2 each  scallions
2 tbsp  fresh lime juice
0 1/4 tsp  salt
  1. Toast quinoa in a large dry skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until it crackles and becomes aromatic, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a fine sieve and rinse thoroughly.
  3. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add chile and garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the quinoa and broth and 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.
  6. Add pumpkin seeds, cilantro, scallions, lime juice and salt to the quinoa, mix gently and fluff with a fork.

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