Quinoa, everyone's favorite so-called "ancient" grain, gets paired with nutty almonds and fresh parsley in this simple and quick side dish.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high. Add shallot and cook until softened, 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add quinoa and cook 1 minute. Add 1 1/3 cups water, bring to simmer, and cover. Cook until water is absorbed, about 17 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes and then fluff with fork. Stir in almonds and parsley.

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Reviews (1)

21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
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05/21/2013
Love this recipe. I've made it several times, sometimes adding in chopped asparagus, and it''s always a hit. The husband is vegetarian, but I am not, so this is a great protein-rich side dish that's not rice or pasta (but tastes like it!). Typically I substitute vegetable broth for the cooking water for added flavor, too. Try it!