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Quinoa With Latin Flavors

Quinoa With Latin Flavors
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Cilantro, lime and scallions lend a bright finish to delicate quinoa. This versatile side pairs well with seafood, poultry or pork.

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 30 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes
  • 1 cup
  • 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
  • 3/4 cup
    coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup
    chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons
    lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add pepitas, cilantro, scallions, lime juice and salt to the quinoa; mix gently and fluff with a fork.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 6 servings
Serving Size: 2/3 cup each
  • Calories170
  • Fat6 g
    • Saturated fat1 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Carbohydrates23 g
    • Dietary fiber3 g
  • Protein7 g
  • Sodium330 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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