Sicilian-Style Toasted Quinoa

Recipe by Rita1652
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a small bowl, combine sun-dried tomatoes and boiling water.
  • Let stand until softened, about 20 minutes.
  • (Timing may vary depending upon dryness of tomatoes.) When softened, thinly slice.
  • In large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat.
  • Add onion and garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, 5 minutes or until onion is lightly browned.
  • Add Swiss chard, sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and cook, stirring frequently, 5 to 7 minutes or until chard is tender.
  • Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat.
  • Add drained quinoa and cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Add 4 cups water, pepper, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook 12 to 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender.
  • Transfer mixture to large bowl.
  • Stir in sunflower seeds, raisins, Parmesan, Swiss chard mixture, and sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Toss with a fork to combine.
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