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


    -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)


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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  • I made this for 8 people by doubling the batch. Everyone loved it and only one person in our group ever tried it before! Very flavorful! I love it's versatility and it is a great alternative to those sensitive to other grains. I will make this a coupe times a month. - 4/10/09

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  • This recipe was just awesome and I think I used mustard green instead of spinach and it tempered the bitter taste of greens! (Although neighbors orange was super ripe and very sweet which is probably what made this recipe so tasty). - 4/6/09

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  • It is my favorite clean eating recipe. Spinach is a good idea. I make it with chicken and I used cilantro. - 3/11/09

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