Quinoa with Dried Cranberries and Almonds

Quinoa with Dried Cranberries and Almonds

 Ingredients

1 cup quinoa *

2 cups water

2 bouillon cubes, vegetable or chicken

1/3 cup dried cranberries (you can substitute raisins or other chopped dried fruit)

¼ cup almonds, chopped and toasted (I toast mine in the microwave)

2 Tbsp orange juice

 Directions

In a medium sized saucepan bring water, quinoa, and bouillon cubes to a boil. Stir in cranberries and orange juice. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover pan and cook for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Uncover, add almonds, and serve. How easy is that?

Leftovers are great to use cold in a salad.

* I’ve tried traditional quinoa and Inca red quinoa, which has a little more fiber and bite to the grain, and like them both.

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