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Quinoa Cranberry Pilaf

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Nutritional Information:

249 calories, 9.7 g total fat (0.9 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 23 mg sodium, 32 g total carbohydrate, 9 g protein


½ medium onion, chopped
1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed
1 cup water
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
½ cup dried cranberries
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
½ cup slivered almonds or sunflower seeds, toasted


  • In a medium pot over medium heat, sauté onion in the oil until translucent, 3-5 minutes.
  • Stir in the quinoa and cook for 1-2 minutes more.
  • Add water and broth and bring to a boil.
  • Cover pot and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Turn off heat.
  • Add cranberries, parsley, and almonds (do not stir in yet) and replace cover.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes, then gently combine all ingredients.