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Quinoa is an ancient South American grain, often called a 'superfood' because of its high content of protein, fiber, iron, and amino acids. It can be used almost anywhere you would use rice. It is gluten-free, with a mild nutty flavor, and a slightly chewy texture. This recipe is a great cold-weather comfort food--it is creamy, rich, and hearty.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Adjust oven rack to its topmost position. Lightly oil a baking sheet.

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  • Toss the diced tomatoes with the wine, and spread out on baking sheet. Roast in preheated oven until the tomatoes have dried a bit, but have not begun to burn, about 15 minutes. When the tomatoes are just starting to turn brown at the edges, remove, and allow to rest at room temperature.

  • Meanwhile, melt the coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the garlic, onion, and celery. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour in vegetable broth and quinoa, and bring to a boil over high heat.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, evaporated milk, peas, and tomatoes. Season with salt and white pepper.

Cook's Note:

If your quinoa does not say "pre-rinsed" on the package, pour the quinoa into a large bowl and cover with water. Stir it and allow it to soak while preparing the other ingredients. This step is very important, as quinoa contains saponins, which can make it taste bitter or soapy if not well cleaned. Drain before using.

Nutrition Facts

190 calories; protein 7.8g; carbohydrates 24.8g; fat 6.3g; cholesterol 7mg; sodium 286.1mg. Full Nutrition
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