Quinoa with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil

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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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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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  • I enjoyed this, easy to make, makes a lot! My husband didn't care for the flavors though. - 5/8/14

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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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