Recipe – Quinoa with Dried Cranberries and Toasted Pecans

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Here is another yummy quinoa recipe for all you quinoa crack heads out there.  I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of this stuff.  I am beginning to think quinoa should be sold by the ounce on a street corner.  Seriously, quinoa is so addicting.  It’s all I think about lately.

1 cup quinoa
2 1/4 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/4 cup cranberries, chopped
1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced


Rinse the quinioa.  Place the quinoa and chicken broth in a rice cooker and cook {I use the white rice option on my rice cooker}.  While the quinoa is cooking, use a stir fry pan to heat up 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat.  Toss the chopped pecans and garlic into the pan and toast {about 1 minute}.  Set aside.

Once the quinoa is finished cooking, add the chopped cranberries plus the pecan and garlic mixture.  Serve warm.

Here are a few more recipes I’ve made with Quinoa

Quinoa Salad with Cranberries, Spinach and Feta

Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Spinach Quinoa

How to Make Quinoa Salad


Looking for even more delicious quinoa recipes?  Check out the book Cooking With Quinoa: the Supergrain by Rena Patten.  Amazon currently has it on sale for $12.63 and the reviews are great!

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  1. YUM!
    You should try planting quinoa seeds.

    You can do a spring planting or late summer for fall harvest :) Do it! Do it!

  2. We are trying to grow it in our garden this year. Slow to get going!

  3. I will have to try this. Neither hubby or I seem to care for the quinoa recipes that I have tried so far (haven’t tried any of your recipes yet). Right now that bag from Costco seems way larger than we will ever use! I really want to like quinoa.

  4. Can anyone tell me what quinoa tastes like? I’m thinking because I like couscous I’ll probably like quinoa – - similar?

  5. Do you think you could just use water instead of broth?

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