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Warm Quinoa Salad with Toasted Almonds

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.