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Quinoa with Peas and Onion

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min.

Makes

6 servings

Even picky eaters will love this protein-packed dish. If you have freshly shelled peas on hand, substitute them for the frozen. —Lori Panarella, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Quinoa with Peas and Onion Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until water is absorbed, 12-15 minutes. Remove from the heat; fluff with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, saute onion in oil until tender, 2-3 minutes. Add peas; cook and stir until heated through. Stir in the cooked quinoa, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with walnuts.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 174 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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