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Healthy Recipe: Carrot Quinoa Grain Medley

Makes 8 servings


1 tbsp olive oil

2 cups dry quinoa, rinsed and drained

1½ cup carrots, diced (about 3 medium)

1 large onion, diced

1 large red bell pepper, diced

1 tbsp garlic, minced

½ cup chopped fresh parsley, divided

2½ cups unsalted, nonfat chicken stock

pinch salt and pepper

2 oz dry roasted salted pistachio kernels, chopped


1. Heat medium saucepan over medium heat. Add olive oil and quinoa and stir 3 to 4 minutes to toast quinoa.

2. Add carrots, onion, red pepper, garlic, and
1 tbsp parsley. Stir 3 to 4 minutes.

3. Add chicken stock and bring medley to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed.

4. Remove saucepan from heat, let sit 5 minutes, then fluff with fork.

5. Garnish with pistachios and parsley.

Per serving:
266 calories,10 g protein, 38 g carbohydrate, 9 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol,
5 g fiber,
5 g sugar, 171 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 28%.