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Ginger-Orange Scented Quinoa is a delight for the senses! Aromatic ginger and garlic feature with orange and a touch of cilantro, making this healthy, healthy, and delicious!
Spring has Sprung!!
I’m super excited for the flavors of Spring! Orange, ginger, garlic, cilantro – all fresh flavors that really pop – especially when combined.
I know quinoa is trendy (or has it been replaced by kale? Or something else buzz-worthy?), but it’s still a staple in my house. I like the rainbow kinds or ones that have extra stuff in it for texture, color or interest.
My favorite is one that has red and white quinoa, plus millet and buckwheat. This recipe works with any quinoa or quinoa blend, though.Love Fresh Ginger Orange Scented Quinoa? Tweet it!
The best part of this recipe, seriously, is the lack of hands on involvement. You can have this on the table in less than 30 minutes (sides and main protein, too). Pop the quinoa right into the water/orange juice used to cook the quinoa, and then breathe in the aromatic goodness!
Super easy and convenient – and SO DARN GOOD. I seriously couldn’t stop eating this quinoa.
This Ginger-Orange Scented Quinoa is a great side for any kind of protein, I’ve paired it here with grilled salmon, and another side of green beans. Want to grab a fork? Yeah… me too.
Want more Vegetarian Recipes? Of course you do!
Fresh Ginger-Orange Scented Quinoa
- 1 Tbs butter
- 1/2 cup red onion diced finely
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
- 1 cup quinoa
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 4 tsp ginger crushed
- 4 tsp garlic crushed
- 1 Tbs cilantro minced
- 1/4 cup almonds blanched, toasted, sliced
- chopped fresh cilantro
- orange zest
- Heat the butter in a small saucepan, and cook the red onion til it begins to soften.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan, and bring to a simmer.
- Place a lid on the saucepan, and turn the heat to low and cook until liquid is absorbed.
- Remove quinoa from the saucepan and garnish with almonds, cilantro and orange zest