Moroccan Quinoa

Moroccan Quinoa

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22
10 min.
prep
35 min.
total
6 servings, 1/2 cup each

Perfect for any night of the week, this Moroccan-inspired dish features a flavor-rich combination of quinoa, cilantro, pine nuts and dried fruit. Serve as a side dish or add cooked meat or fish for a meal all its own.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup Apple NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® 100% Juice
  • 1 cup ivory quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/3 cup currants or chopped dried cherries or cranberries
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • Ground black pepper
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HEAT oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes or until fragrant.



STIR in water, Juicy Juice, quinoa, bouillon and cumin. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; cook for 15 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed.



REMOVE from heat; stir in currants. Cover; let stand for 5 minutes. Add cilantro and pine nuts; fluff with fork and serve. Season with pepper.

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Great Recipe

This is a wonderful recipe, I substituted sauteed chopped almonds for the pine nuts and used regular apple juice, incredible recipe.

- Edie Thornton from Seattle, WA

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 200
  • Calories from Fat: 70
  • Total Fat: 8g (12% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 1g (4% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% of DV)
  • Sodium: 260mg (11% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 28g (9% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (9% of DV)
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Vitamin A: 4% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 20% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 20% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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