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Quinoa with Pistachios


Quinoa is higher in protein than most grains and is gluten-free.

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  • Yield: Makes 5 cups

Photography: Marcus Nilsson

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2012


  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa, soaked in filtered water for 4 hours to overnight
  • Sea salt
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup raw pistachios


  1. Drain quinoa and rinse well. Drain again and place in a 2-quart saucepan.

  2. Add 1 3/4 cups filtered water, a large pinch of salt, and golden raisins. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Let quinoa stand for 5 to 10 minutes until liquid is absorbed.

  3. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place pistachios on a baking sheet and roast until lightly golden and fragrant, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from baking sheet and coarsely chop. Add to quinoa and fluff with a fork to evenly distribute nuts and raisins. Season with salt.

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