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Quinoa Side Dish with Pine Nuts, Green Onions, and Cilantro

Quinoa Side Dish with Pine Nuts, Green Onions, and Cilantro
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  • Cusine



1 T canola or grapeseed oil

1 C quinoa, rinsed

1 3/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock

1/2 tsp. Vege-Sal 

3/4 cup pine nuts , toasted in a dry pan

1/2 cup sliced green onion

2 T finely chopped cilantro


Check the package to see if the quinoa needs to be rinsed, and if it does put quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse with cold water until no more foam appears; let quinoa drain at least 5 minutes. Heat the oil in a heavy pot with a tight-fitting lid. Add quinoa and saute for 3-4 minutes, or until the quinoa starts to smell toasted. Add the chicken or vegetable stock, being careful if the stock sputters up from the hot pan. Add Vege-Sal or salt, stir and bring the mixture to a boil; then lower heat to a simmer and let the quinoa cook covered for 15 minutes While quinoa cooks, toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan over high heat, just until the nuts smell toasted. When quinoa is done, let stand covered for 5 minutes. While quinoa stands, slice green onions and chop cilantro After 5 minutes, fluff quinoa with a fork. Stir in toasted pine nuts, sliced green onions, and chopped cilantro. Serve hot or warm.