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Quinoa with Apricots and Pecans

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4

Quinoa sets the stage for sweet and nutty flavors to mingle perfectly. From Prevention® Healthy Cooking. MORE + LESS -

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

Steps

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  • 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.

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 Facts

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%
Potassium
530mg
15%
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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