Quinoa with Latin Flavors
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  • February 15, 2014

Quinoa with Latin Flavors
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 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
  • ¼ cup pepitas, toasted
  • ¾ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  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.


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