Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Saffron Quinoa with Apricots & Almonds

I found this recipe in Yoga Journal, one of several created by Charity Ferreira. I'm always looking for interesting things to do with quinoa and this one is a keeper.

1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/8 tsp turmeric
pinch saffron threads, crushed
1 cup water
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/3 cup thinly sliced dried apricots
1/4 cup currants
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp lemon juice
minced zest from 1 orange
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a medium saucepan, bring juice, turmeric, saffron, and 1 cup of water to a boil. Add quinoa, cover, reduce heat, and simmer until liquid is absorbed, 20 minutes.

2. Stir in almonds, apricots, currants, oil, lemon juice and orange zest. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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