by Lauren Chattman

Nutty Quinoa Side Dish Recipe

The ancient grain quinoa can seem like a scary proposition -- particularly for youngsters and those who have never tried it before.

Use this Nutty Quinoa recipe to create a side dish that even your biggest critics will love.

Nutty Quinoa Side Dish

    Prep Time: 12 minutes

    Cook time: 31 minutes

    Yield: Makes 4 Servings

Nutty Quinoa Side Dish Ingredients

    1/4 cup pine nuts

    3 tablespoons olive oil

    1 small onion, finely chopped
    1 1/4 cup quinoa, rinsed
    1 cup plus 2 tablespoons low-sodium canned chicken broth
    Salt and ground black pepper
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

    2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

    3/4 cup Kellogg's Raisin Bran cereal

Nutty Quinoa Side Dish Recipe Instructions

    Place pine nuts in a nonstick saucepan and toast over medium heat until golden. Transfer to a small bowl.

    Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and onion to pan, and cook until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.

    Add quinoa and cook, stirring for 1 minute.

    Add broth and 1/2 teaspoon salt to pan and bring to a boil.

    Cover, turn heat to low, and cook until quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.

    Remove from heat and let stand, covered, another 10 minutes.

    Transfer quinoa to bowl, stir in remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, and parsley.

    Stir in pine nuts and cereal, season with salt and pepper, and serve.


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