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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 83.1
  • Total Fat: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 53.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g

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Pumpkin quinoa "risotto"

Submitted by: MY_AGREEMENT

Introduction

Creamy, comforting, and bursting with fall flavors, this super-healthy "risotto" made from protein-rich quinoa will wow any crowd. Creamy, comforting, and bursting with fall flavors, this super-healthy "risotto" made from protein-rich quinoa will wow any crowd.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 cup dry quinoa
    1 cup canned pumpkin
    4 tsp. maple syrup
    1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
    1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
    Salt to taste
    1 oz. chopped pecans
    Pecan halves for garnish (optional)

Directions

Rinse quinoa well in a fine mesh strainer. For a nuttier flavor, toast seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently (optional).

Put quinoa and 5 cups salted water in a pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover; simmer until water is nearly all absorbed. Add pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and chopped pecans and stir until blended. Add salt to taste. Replace cover and turn off heat, and let stand to thicken.

Serve garnished with pecan halves (optional). Makes 12 servings, about 1/2 cup each.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MY_AGREEMENT.






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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I reduced the water to about 2 cups, I can't imagine it soaking up 5. I love pumpkin, but this seemed kind of bland to me, maybe I needed to toast the quinoa. I'll try it again, but with some TBD changes. Also, more like breakfast or dessert than the dinner side I was going for. - 1/8/11

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  • If I had read the previous review, I would have known that 5 cups of water was a mistake. I cooked it until it was about the consistence of watery wallpaper paste. I added 1/3 cup of brown sugar and served it as a dessert with whipped cream topping. It is definitely not a 15 minute side. - 11/22/13

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