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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 327.9
  • Total Fat: 10.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.7 mg
  • Sodium: 716.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 47.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 11.3 g

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Crockpot Quinoa Casserole

Submitted by: LUCYST

Introduction

I found this recipe on this blog: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/

An
d have made it with great success. Definitely will make again.
I found this recipe on this blog: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/

An
d have made it with great success. Definitely will make again.

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    --1 1/2 cups quinoa
    --3 cups broth (chicken or vegetable; I used chicken)
    --1 T olive oil
    --1/2 t salt
    --1/2 t cinnamon
    --1/4 sliced or chopped almonds
    --1/3 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
    --handful of baby spinach
    --1 cup baby tomatoes, halved or quartered depending on size
    --1/2 block feta cheese, crumbled

Directions

You are supposed to rinse quinoa. I didn't know this until I made the disastrous overnight brown rice and quinoa pudding, and read all of the comments. I still don't rinse the quinoa that comes in the orange box from Trader Joe's. If you have a different brand, or are using quinoa from bulk, rinse it in a fine mesh strainer until the water runs clear.

Dump it into the crockpot. I used my 6qt Smart Pot for this dish.
Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and mix it around. Add chicken or vegetable broth, the salt, and cinnamon. Stir in almonds and cranberries.

Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or on high for 2-4. The quinoa is done when you can fluff it with a fork and it is tender. The liquid should be pretty well absorbed, similar to how you know rice is done.

Fluff the quinoa with a fork, and add the baby tomatoes and feta cheese. Stir gingerly to mix. Add a large handful of baby spinach to the top of the crockpot, and close the lid. Cook on high for about 20 minutes, or until the spinach has wilted. Stir again to distribute the spinach.

Serve.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LUCYST.






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  • I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone LOVED it! I think next time I would skip the spinach. It made it very festive looking, but it did not keep well in the left-overs. - 11/26/11

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