Fresh ginger orange quinoa with green beans, steak, and slice of orange on a blue plate.

Fresh Ginger-Orange Scented Quinoa

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!
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Course: Dinner, Side
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Kylee Cooks


  • 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
  • Devour


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 451mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 33.3mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2.4mg
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