Friday, November 19, 2010

Apple Cinnamon Cranberry Quinoa

Ingredients: (serves 4)

•1 cup dry red or white quinoa
•1 medium apple, diced
•1 cinnamon stick
•3/4 cup orange juice
•1 cup water
•1/3 cup dried cranberries
•1/3 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
•salt to taste

To Prepare: I personally prefer to use red quinoa more than white because I think it’s a bit nuttier and chewier, but you are more than welcome to use whatever you prefer. Rinse the quinoa over a fine mesh strainer to make sure all the bitter residue is removed.

Add the quinoa, apple, and cinnamon stick to a sauce pan over medium-high heat.

Pour the orange juice and water in, and stir to combine.

Cook covered for 20-25 minutes, or until the moisture is absorbed and the quinoa is tender. You might want to remove the lid in the last 5 minutes or so to cook the rest of the moisture out.

Remove the cinnamon stick, and add the dried cranberries and pepitas.

Add salt to taste.

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