savory quinoa with toasted almonds and dried cranberries
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Serves: 4
Equipment: Pot with lid.
  • 1 T. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 c. uncooked quinoa, well-rinsed and drained
  • 2 c. low-sodium vegetable broth
  • ¼ to ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ to ⅔ c. dried cranberries (or golden raisins for less added sugar)
  • ½ to ⅔ c. sliced almonds, toasted
  • Optional: Sliced green onions, for garnish
  1. Heat oil in a medium pot over medium high heat.
  2. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until just softened, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add quinoa and toast, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in broth and salt and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in cranberries, cover again and continue to cook until liquid is completely absorbed and quinoa is tender, 8 to 10 minutes more.
  6. Toss with almonds and serve. Enjoy!
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