Hearty Quinoa With Sauteed Apples and Almonds

"They suggest using a little curry powder to replace the cinnamon, i will be using both. Serve with chicken or pork Cooking light October : calories 258, fat 7.4 (sat 0.8), carb 42.4"
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  • Place quinoa in a fine sieve, place sieve in a large bowl. cover with water, using your hands, rub grains together for 30 secons. Rinse and drain. Repeat procedure twice. Drain well.
  • Heat 1 tsp olive oil in saucepan over medium high. Add onion, carrot and garlic. Sautee 5 minutes until tender and carrot starts to brown. Stir in broth, quinoa, salt and cinammon. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes until all liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Fluff with a fork, keep warm.
  • Heat remaining 1 tsp oil in a nonstick skillet over med high. Add apple to pan, saute 6 or 7 minutes until begins to brown. Add apple, almonds and pepper to quinoa, tossing to combine.

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  1. I love this recipe! I had it as a side dish the other night with a pork roast. I used the leftovers for lunch and added some butternut squash. Yum!
  2. I added sausage and used chicken stock. The first bite was startling but by the third bite we liked it. I think I will use curry instead of cinnamon next time or cinnamon with a little hot red pepper for balance because I agree, it was a bit sweet. Very creative way to use this healthy grain. Thanks for sharing!
  3. this was good. i added trader joes chicken apple sausage to make it a meal. the dish was pretty sweet.. next time i will add more curry powder and maybe even a little cayenne pepper.
  4. I'm quite behind on reviewing this for 1-2-3. I'm so glad I finally made it though. We loved the flavor with the cinnamon. The only thing that I disliked was that the ratio of 1 C quinoa to 2 C broth made it too wet. I simmered it over 30 minutes and it never absorbed all the way. I might try adding some more quinoa or using brown rice (so my DD will eat it-she hates quinoa). My other 2 kids kept asking for more! We added some chicken sausage to it for a main dish and it turned out great. I did saute the apples separately, but they turned into applesauce, so I'll add them in with the rice next time.
  5. A good dish, but I did prefer it cold to hot. I left out the oil and cooked the veggies in broth. I also added the apples at the end of cooking to the quinoa and left them steam with the heat to the pan off. Thanks for the recipe.


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