Quinoa with Latin Flavors

Quinoa with Latin Flavors
Quinoa with Latin Flavors
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Quinoa with Latin Flavors

  1. 1 cup quinoa, (see Note)

  2. 2 teaspoons canola oil

  3. 1 medium onion, chopped

  4. 1 4-ounce can chopped green chiles

  5. 2 cloves garlic, minced

  6. 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth, or vegetable broth

  7. 1/4 cup pepitas, toasted (see Note)

  8. 3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro

  9. 1/2 cup chopped scallions

  10. 2 tablespoons lime juice

  11. 1/4 teaspoon salt

Prep Time: 00:30
Total Time: 00:45

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Recipe Author: Eating Well

Dietary Considerations: Gluten Free, Good Source of Iron, Good Source of Protein, Kosher, Low Cholesterol

  1. Ingredients & Instructions
  2. Nutritional Information
  3. Dietary Considerations

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, (see Note)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 4-ounce can chopped green chiles
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth, or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup pepitas, toasted (see Note)
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Recipe Directions:

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.

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.

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

Serving per recipe:

6 servings, 2/3 cup each

Amount per serving:

  • Calories: 170
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • DietaryFiber: 3 g
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g
  • Potassium: 355 mg
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Sodium: 330 mg
  1. Gluten Free
  2. Good Source of Iron
  3. Good Source of Protein
  4. Low Cholesterol

Other Dietary Considerations:

  • Kosher