Quinoa & Pine Nut Rice-a-Roni

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 157.9
  • Total Fat: 8.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.2 mg
  • Sodium: 300.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g

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Introduction

This is very simple and will WOW guests! The servings are also deceptively large! It doesn't sound like a lot of food- but it goes a long way! This is very simple and will WOW guests! The servings are also deceptively large! It doesn't sound like a lot of food- but it goes a long way!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    .25 cups quinoa
    2oz angelhair pasta- broken into tiny pieces.
    .5 cups uncooked long grain rice( I use basmati)
    2 Tbls butter
    .25 cups pine nuts
    4 cups water flavored with 3 cubes low sodium beef bullion.( or equivalent amount of low sodium "better than bullion" base.

Directions

In a nonstick pot place quinoa, rice, pasta and butter- over high heat cook Stirring CONSTANTLY until pasta turns a light golden brown( about 5-6 minutes) . Add Pine nuts and cook until pine nuts are golden brown and pasta is chocolate brown another 5-7 minutes( you may think it's burned but the primary toasty taste comes from browning it well.

Add Bullion flavored water- cook stirring occasionally until liquid is just above the level of rice mix( about 7 minutes at a rapid boil.

Then cover reduce heat to simmer and cook until liquid is absorbed. 10-15 minutes.

Stir well and serve. Makes 6 generous servings.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BIGOLEDIVA.

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