Orange-Cilantro Quinoa Saute

4
Total Time
35 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Picking up vibrant flavor from the fresh ginger, scallions, orange juice and cilantro, this creative quinoa dish exudes elegance.

Ingredients

water

2 cup(s)

table salt

¼ tsp

uncooked quinoa

1 cup(s), rinsed thoroughly

olive oil

1 Tbsp

uncooked carrot(s)

1 cup(s), shredded

uncooked scallion(s)

½ cup(s), sliced

ginger root

2 tsp, freshly grated

unsweetened orange juice

½ cup(s), fresh

cilantro

cup(s), fresh, chopped

Instructions

  1. Bring water and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add quinoa; cover, reduce heat to low and simmer until quinoa is translucent and tender, about 15 to 17 minutes. Drain off any remaining liquid.
  2. While quinoa cooks, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrot, scallions and ginger; cook over medium heat, stirring, until carrots are crisp-tender, about 1 minute. Stir in quinoa; cook, stirring, until well mixed.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in orange juice and cilantro and serve. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.

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