Citrus Quinoa

Citrus Quinoa Author: Canadian Living Credits: Citrus Quinoa

The amount of water used for cooking quinoa varies, so check package instructions for best results.

  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 4 shallots minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon grated lime rind
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Method

In large saucepan, heat 1 tsp (5 mL) of the butter and oil over low heat; cook shallots, stirring occasionally, until caramelized, about 20 minutes.

Add lemon, lime and orange rind; cook for 1 minute. Transfer to bowl.

Add quinoa to saucepan; cook, stirring, until toasted, about 4 minutes. Add water and bring to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer until liquid is almost absorbed, about 12 minutes.

Uncover and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stir in shallot mixture, honey, salt, pepper and remaining butter.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 139 mg
  • Protein 8 g
  • Calories 305.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 53 g

%RDI

  • Iron 39.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 14.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 12.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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