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4/12/12 11:42 P

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the pudding looks delicious. thanks

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4/12/12 10:12 P

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8 Health Benefits of Quinoa | Care2 Healthy Living

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/8-healt
h-benefits-of-quinoa.html

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4/6/12 12:43 P

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Quinoa with Latin Flavors

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

6 servings, 2/3 cup each | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes

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

Preparation
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.

Nutrition

Per serving : 170 Calories; 6 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 23 g Carbohydrates; 7 g Protein; 3 g Fiber; 330 mg Sodium; 355 mg Potassium

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 fat

Tips & Notes
Notes: Quinoa, a delicately flavored grain that was a staple in the ancient Incas' diet, is available in most natural-foods stores and the natural-foods sections of many supermarkets. Toasting the grain before cooking enhances the flavor, and rinsing removes any residue of saponin, quinoa's natural, bitter protective coating.
Hulled pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are dusky green and have a delicate nutty flavor. They can be found in the health-food or bulk sections of many supermarkets.
To toast nuts & seeds on the stovetop: Toast in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.


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4/2/12 11:19 A

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Ooh yummy idea! Thanks for the tip.

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3/28/12 8:44 P

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i MADE TANDOORI IN THE SLOW COOKER then i boiled the quinoa separately on the stove and added it. It absorbed all the tandoori flavour. i loved it.

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3/26/12 12:01 P

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Bought a bag of quinoa and wondering what to do with it! Looking for yummy recipes ideas - share if you have any! :)

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