Warm Quinoa Salad with Toasted Almonds

Recipe courtesy Good Housekeeping, 2012
Show: Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping Episode: Instant Energy
TOTAL TIME: 35 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 20 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa
  • 2 1/2 cups (plus 1 tablespoon) water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 1/4 cup sliced natural almonds, toasted
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Directions

In 12-inch skillet, toast quinoa on medium 5 minutes or until fragrant and golden, stirring frequently. Stir 2 1/2 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt into toasted quinoa; heat to boiling on high. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 to 17 minutes or until all water is absorbed.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together soy sauce, rice vinegar, oil, ginger, green onions, and remaining 1 tablespoon water. Transfer quinoa to large serving bowl. Stir in soy sauce mixture until quinoa is evenly coated. Sprinkle with toasted almonds to serve.

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