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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 231.4
  • Total Fat: 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.1 mg
  • Sodium: 567.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 8.9 g

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Quinoa with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil

Submitted by: AMANDAJCD

Introduction

Introductory quinoa recipe. It's not exactly a side item, but it's not vegetarian either. And it's poultry solely by virtue of the chicken broth... so here it sits, in the side items section. Introductory quinoa recipe. It's not exactly a side item, but it's not vegetarian either. And it's poultry solely by virtue of the chicken broth... so here it sits, in the side items section.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 cup dry quinoa (rinsed)
    2 cups chicken broth* (I use reduced sodium)
    1 medium onion
    3 cloves garlic
    2 tsp olive oil
    1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
    1 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes (not packed)
    1 tbsp dried basil or 1/4 cup fresh, minced
    sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

    *Alternatively, you can use 1 1/2 cups of broth and 1/2 cup of white wine. To make this vegetarian, substitute the chicken broth with vegetable broth. To make it vegan, leave out the Parmesan cheese.

Directions

Finely dice onion and cook until translucent in bottom of 3 qt saucepan with 2 tsp olive oil and 3 cloves of garlic, either diced or crushed.

Add 2 cups of broth and bring to a boil.

Add well-rinsed quinoa, basil, sun-dried tomato, and salt and pepper to taste.

Cover and reduce to a simmer for 25 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and the water is nearly gone. In the last 5 minutes, carefully mix in the Parmesan.

Remove from heat, fluff, and serve.

Makes approximately 4 3/4 cup servings.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AMANDAJCD.





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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    OK - stupid non-cook person question....do you just get those sun-dried tomatoes from the store that are loose and are supposed to be put in water for some reason? HELP? Otherwise, this recipe looks cool! - 8/19/10

    Reply from AMANDAJCD (8/20/10)
    The ones I get are bagged or otherwise packaged like other dried fruit (apricot, cherries, "craisins", etc). Some are sold in halves, others are sold julienned. I get the julienned ones, because I'm just not interested in slicing them up myself most days, LOL.

    Hope that helps!


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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    nice but I used vegetable broth instead of chicken. - 4/25/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! - 4/18/10

    Reply from AMANDAJCD (4/19/10)
    Awww... thank you!!


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  • Made it this morning! Very easy recipe and very tasty. I usually use quinoa with black beans and corn but this was definitely a welcome change and my family loved it as well. - 3/18/13

    Reply from AMANDAJCD (3/18/13)
    Awesome -- I'm glad it worked well!


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  • I thought this was very good. I would add a little more tomatoes next time. - 9/6/12

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  • I used broth and white wine and it was very good. - 5/7/12

    Reply from AMANDAJCD (5/8/12)
    I'm glad you enjoyed it -- in fact, I need to make this again, it's been awhile since I had quinoa! The wine sounds great.


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  • I've always wanted to like quinoa because of the benefits, but never really cared for it---until I made this recipe. Delicious!! - 11/26/11

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  • This is very good. The flavour develops as it ages. It kept well in the fridge for 3-4 days. Will make again - 6/28/11

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  • This was excellent! My husband isnt a huge quinoa fan, but said this is one of the best vegan meals I have made so far (i used vegetable broth, and used nutritional yeast and ground almonds as my parmesan. Thanks for the recipe :) - 5/23/11

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  • I thought this recipe was awesome, taste similar to Spanish Rice to me. - 5/20/11

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  • Thank you for this tasty recipe. I made it for a potluck and many of the attendees had never eaten Quinoa. They enjoyed it. I used low sodium vegetable broth and added a teaspoon of cayenne. - 8/6/10

    Reply from AMANDAJCD (8/20/10)
    That's great -- I'm glad it worked well :D


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  • Family loved it. First attempt at Quinoa. I didn't have any sun dried tomatoes so I used dried California apricots... a surprisingly good alternative but I did buy the tomatoes for next time. Doubled the recipe to use the extra for stuffed peppers. - 6/19/10

    Reply from AMANDAJCD (6/20/10)
    I'm so glad to hear it! I'll have to try the apricots sometime -- variety is excellent :D


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