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Quinoa with Sun-dried Tomatoes
Serves : 4

1 c quinoa
1 tsp butter
8 sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed), diced
2 shallots, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 c water
pinch cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Place quinoa in a fine-meshed sieve and rinse under warm running
water for 1 minute. Set aside.

Heat butter in a heavy, med. saucepan over med. heat. Add tomatoes,
shallots and garlic and saute for 3-5 minutes, or till shallots
are softened. Add stock or water and bring to a boil. Stir quinoa
and cayenne, return to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer,
covered, for about 30 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Let
sit for 5 minutes, and fluff grains with a fork to separate. Stir
in fresh parsley and season with salt and pepper.


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A great side, October 27, 2004 - 07:37 PM
Reviewer: Jen from Worcester, MA
I've never tried quinoa before and I'm glad I "cut my teeth" with this recipe because I'll be making it again. The sun-dried tomatoes give it a hint of sweetness which was perfect. This would be good as a side to chicken or turkey.

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