Hearty Quinoa with Sautéed Apples and Almonds

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Hearty Quinoa with Sautéed Apples and Almonds


Quantity Ingredients
1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 tsp olive oil, divided
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup finely diced carrot (about 2)
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups vegetable broth
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups finely diced unpeeled Granny Smith apple (about 1)
3 tbsp slivered almonds, toasted
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper


Place quinoa in a fine sieve; place sieve in a large bowl. Cover quinoa with water. Using your hands, rub grains together for 30 seconds; rinse and drain. Repeat procedure twice. Drain well.

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, and garlic to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until onion is tender and carrot begins to brown. Stir in broth, quinoa, salt, and cinnamon; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Fluff with a fork; keep warm.

Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add apple to pan; sauté 7 minutes or until apple begins to brown. Add apple, almonds, and pepper to quinoa, tossing to combine. Serve warm.

Yield: 4 servings (1 cup each)

CALORIES 258 (26% from fat); FAT 7.4g (sat 0.8g,mono 3.9g,poly 1.9g); IRON 4.5mg; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; CALCIUM 60mg; CARBOHYDRATE 42.4g; SODIUM 464mg; PROTEIN 7.4g; FIBER 5.1g

Source: www.cookinglight.com