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    Quinoa and Asparagus

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    35 mins

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    Nicole Aanenson Craig's Note:

    A new twist on an old Betty Crocker recipe. A great low-fat side dish.

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    1. 1
      Melt butter in 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook onion and carrot in butter 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Stir in quinoa. Cook and stir 1 minute.
    2. 2
      Pour 1 cup of hot broth over quinoa and add seasoning packet. Cook uncovered about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed. Stir in asparagus. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Cook 15 to 20 minutes longer, adding broth 1 cup at a time and stirring frequently, until liquid is absorbed; remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients.
    3. 3
      *For softer grains increase broth and cooking time.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 02, 2011


      This is a nice way of using quinoa and asparagus. They pair nicely together and I really enjoyed the flavours of your recipe. I, too, didnt have the mix, so I used my black quinoa and added some sun-dried tomatoes and herbs. YUM!
      THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this yummy recipe with us, Nicole!
      Made and reviewed on Recommendation of Mikekey April 2011.

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    • on April 19, 2008


      Very good! I couldn't find the mix, so used plain quinoa and some tomato paste and basil. Went very well with a pork roast. Made for Spring 2008 PAC.

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    • on May 22, 2006


      Finally got ahold of some quinoa. What a great recipe for a first experience. I didn't have the specialty box, just plain quinoa so I used 1T-2T of sundried tomato pesto. Loved the asparagus in this.

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    Nutritional Facts for Quinoa and Asparagus

    Serving Size: 1 (149 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 238.5
    Calories from Fat 81
    Total Fat 9.0 g
    Saturated Fat 4.4 g
    Cholesterol 17.0 mg
    Sodium 114.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 32.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
    Sugars 2.6 g
    Protein 8.4 g

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