Quinoa With Garlic, Pine Nuts and Raisins

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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Ingredients

1 cup quinoa, rinsed well

1/4 cup pine nuts

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/4 cup raisins

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Place the quinoa in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until toasted, about 2 minutes. Add 1 3/4 cups water (or use low-sodium chicken broth) and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until the liquid is absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, about 2 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, toast the pine nuts in a skillet over medium-high heat, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes; transfer to a plate. Add the olive oil and garlic to the skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring, until golden, about 2 minutes. Transfer the garlic to the plate, reserving the oil.
  3. Fluff the quinoa with a fork. Add the pine nuts, garlic, reserved oil, parsley, raisins and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and toss.
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