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Quinoa with Apricots and Pecans

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Quinoa with Apricots and Pecans
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4
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Quinoa sets the stage for sweet and nutty flavors to mingle perfectly. From Prevention® Healthy Cooking.

Ingredients

3
tablespoons chopped pecans
2/3
cup quinoa
2/3
cup orange juice
2/3
cup water
1/3
cup chopped dried apricots
1/4
cup golden raisins
2
green onions, finely chopped
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
teaspoon olive oil
1/2
teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1 In small nonstick skillet, toast pecans over medium heat, stirring often, 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly toasted. Tip onto a plate; let cool.
  • 2 Place quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer; rinse under cold running water 2 minutes. In medium saucepan, stir together quinoa, orange juice and water. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Transfer the quinoa to a large bowl. Add apricots, raisins, green onions, cilantro and toasted pecans. Stir in lemon juice, oil and salt.
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Tips  

Expert Tips

Eating at least 3 servings of whole grain daily may help reduce blood cholesterol. Look for the word "whole" to be sure you get the whole grain.

The Sugar Solution Cookbook (2006) p. 234

Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient source can change.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
60
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
10%
(
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
310mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
(
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
,
Sugars
18g
)
Protein
5g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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