Warm Quinoa Salad with Toasted Almonds

2013-02-04
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  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 25m
  • Ready In: 30m

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Quinoa
  • 2 1/2 Cups Water, Plus 1 Tablespoon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce (reduced sodium)
  • 1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 Green Onions, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 1/4 Cup Sliced Natural Almonds, toasted

Method

Step 1

In 12-inch skillet, toast quinoa on medium 5 minutes or until fragrant and golden, stirring frequently.

Step 2

Stir 2 1/2 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt into toasted quinoa; heat to boiling on high. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 to 17 minutes or until all water is absorbed.

Step 3

Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together soy sauce, rice vinegar, oil, ginger, green onions, and remaining 1 tablespoon water.

Step 4

Transfer quinoa to large serving bowl. Stir in soy sauce mixture until quinoa is evenly coated. Sprinkle with toasted almonds to serve.

Recipe courtesy Melissa d’Arabian (Cooking Channel)

Melissa d’Arabian, Mom of four, television host and New York Times best-selling author, embodies family home cooking at its finest. With a lifelong passion for cooking, Melissa naturally connects with today’s diverse families as she shares empowering food and lifestyle solutions that are part of a bigger story about how to eat well, be a responsible consumer, and spend with purpose. After winning season five of well-known culinary competition series “The Next Food Network Star,” Melissa’s relatable cooking show “Ten Dollar Dinners“ premiered on Food Network in August 2009. Melissa also hosts Cooking Channel’s “Drop 5 lbs. with Good Housekeeping,” a cooking and lifestyle series that premiered in January 2012 based on the magazine’s popular monthly column. The fresh, simple and healthy recipes she prepares further the show’s mission to make weight loss easier and more manageable.

Watch Drop 5 Lbs on the Cooking Channel.


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