orange scented quinoa with turkey, peacans & cranberries

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 489.6
  • Total Fat: 14.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 97.6 mg
  • Sodium: 259.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.6 g
  • Protein: 50.3 g

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Introduction

from clean eating magazine from clean eating magazine
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    -1.75 cups low sodium chicken broth

    -1/2 tsp kosher salt

    -1 organge

    -1 cup quinoa

    -1/4 cup dried cranberries

    -1/3 cup unsalted pecans, chopped

    -1 cup spinach

    -20oz or 1 and 1/2 cups turkey (already cooked)

Directions

1. in a 3 qt saucepan, bring broth and salt to a boil. add juice from orange and quinoa, reduce heat to low, cover and cook until quinoa has absorbed all the liquid, approx 10-15 minutes. full quinoa with fork before adding other ingredients.


2. while quinoa cooks, soak cranberries in 1 cup hot water until softened, about 5 minutes. remove cranberries from water and squeeze away excess liquid. discard soaking water and chop cranberries finely.


3. place pecans in a small nonstick skiller over medium-high heat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring or tossing frequently, until pecans are fragrant and slightly golden.


4. gently stil cranberries, pecans, spinach and turkey breask into quinoa.


makes 4 servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DIANEMARY126.

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  • DH and I enjoyed this, but our son did not. I can't say we tasted the orange though. A good way to use up leftover chicken/turkey, but not WOW for us. - 1/6/11

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  • I substituted some of the main ingredients, but it was still delicious. The juice of an orange was an EXCELLENT flavor addition to the quinoa (which I've always found to be a bit difficult to flavor). - 6/6/10

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  • I have been searching for quinoa recipes and finally I found one with both flavor and ease of preparation! Thanks so much for this one. - 12/17/09

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  • This looks iike a great new twist to my old quinoa standards, thanks! - 12/3/09

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  • My husband and I both really enjoyed this. I served with orange slices as a garnish and it really makes a complete, unique meal that's pretty easy to cook. I will definitely make this again. - 5/26/09

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