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Cranberry Quinoa Pilaf with Almonds

Instructions

  • HEAT large saucepan over medium heat. Add almonds. Cook 5 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring frequently. Remove from saucepan. Let cool.

  • HEAT oil in same saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook 5 minutes. Stir in quinoa. Add juice, chicken broth, salt and sage. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 12 minutes or until quinoa is tender and liquid is almost completely absorbed.

  • STIR in cranberries. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in parsley. Sprinkle with almonds just before serving.

  • If using another variety of quinoa, read package directions to determine amount of liquid necessary to cook 1 cup quinoa. Measure 3/4 cup cranberry juice. Add just enough chicken broth to equal the correct amount of liquid.

Yields:
Yields: 6 (3/4 cup)
Prep Time:
Prep Time: 25 Min
Cook Time:
Cook Time: 20 Min

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsps. vegetable or canola oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup truRoots® Organic Sprouted Quinoa Blend
  • 3/4 cup R.W. Knudsen Family® Just Cranberry® Juice
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground sage
  • 2/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 3 tbsps. chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • HEAT large saucepan over medium heat. Add almonds. Cook 5 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring frequently. Remove from saucepan. Let cool.

  • HEAT oil in same saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook 5 minutes. Stir in quinoa. Add juice, chicken broth, salt and sage. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 12 minutes or until quinoa is tender and liquid is almost completely absorbed.

  • STIR in cranberries. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in parsley. Sprinkle with almonds just before serving.

  • If using another variety of quinoa, read package directions to determine amount of liquid necessary to cook 1 cup quinoa. Measure 3/4 cup cranberry juice. Add just enough chicken broth to equal the correct amount of liquid.