Posts tagged ‘quinoa’

April 9, 2011

Quinoa with Cranberries and Almonds

Quinoa is a great choice for a sidedish or a simple salad.  I used the following recipe as a side and it was great.  It can be served hot or cold.  Quinoa is a grain-like seed that is very high in protein and full of fiber.  It has a nutty flavor and a great texture.  In this recipe, I used plain, organic quinoa which I found at Whole Foods.  Most groceries should carry quinoa if you just look carefully since it is probably not something you have searched for before.

 

Cranberry and Almond Quinoa
1 cup quinoa, washed and drained
2 cups water
1/3 cup cranberries
1/3 cup sliced or slivered almonds
Bring water and quinoa to boil in medium saucepan.  Remove from heat, cover and let stand for about 15 minutes or until seeds seem to open.  Fluff with fork and add cranberries and almonds.  You can seaon to taste with salt and pepper if you would like. 
It’s ready to serve. 
Enjoy!
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