Quinoa and Spinach

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Weight Watchers Recipe
4.5 Stars
Ratings (1066)
3PointsPlus Value
Prep time: 12 min
Cook time: 25 min
Other time: 0 min
Serves: 8
Quinoa’s delicate flavor pairs well with spinach. Since it’s not an actual grain, it makes an excellent Passover side dish.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender, about 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Add quinoa to skillet; cook, stirring frequently, until quinoa starts to turn golden brown, about 2 minutes.

  • Add broth, black pepper and red pepper flakes to skillet; bring to a boil. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low and simmer for 13 minutes; stir in spinach. Cover skillet and cook until spinach and quinoa are tender and liquid is absorbed, about 3 to 5 minutes; season with salt. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.

Notes

  • *To rinse quinoa, place quinoa in a fine wire-mesh sieve. Place in sink and set under cold running water until water runs clear; shake off excess liquid.

    Quinoa is available in the grain or natural food section of the supermarket.

    To make this recipe pareve, cook the quinoa in vegetable broth or water.

 

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