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This Orange Scallion Quinoa is a perfectly flavored side dish goes well with fish or even a grilled steak.
I admit it! I love quinoa! And so should you!
It’s a perfect superfood and that means it is packed full of some amazing health benefits…but healthy doesn’t mean boring or flavorless. Try adding orange and scallions to your quinoa for a totally amazing side dish. My whole family loves this recipe….yes…even the kiddos.
Orange Scallion Quinoa
I never had quinoa until I was until. Truth be told…I had never even heard of it before either until I was about 30 and took a little local cooking class with a friend.
Orange Scallion Quinoa
This Orange Scallion Quinoa is a perfectly flavored side dish goes well with fish or even a grilled steak
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 orange
- 3 scallions
- salt to taste
- Remove zest from half of the orange and set aside. Cut orange in half and juice with a citrus juicer.
- In a medium saucepan, with a lid, bring 2 cups of water plus orange juice to a boil over high heat. Add quinoa, cover and let simmer over medium heat for 12 minutes. Remove from heat, add orange zest and scallions, and fluff lightly with a fork. Return lid and let stand 15 minutes.
- Season to taste and serve warm.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 201mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g
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Org Published: 6/29/15 Updated: 4/1/18
I am crazy for quinoa and spring onions and you have mixed both with orange. I make a lot of salads, this will be with me tomorrow on my table. Thank you for the lovely recipe.
This looks really yummy! I can’t wait to try your recipe!
Kat Jeter says
Only 4 ingredients?! That’s my kind of easy side. Looking forward to trying this.
Gina Kleinworth says
Ohhh that WOULD be great with grilled steak!
Tara Teaspoon says
Looks divine! The orange zest will add brightness! Must try this one!
I would have never thought of using orange in a grain-based dish but this looks delicious!
Cheryl Abdelnour says
I like the recipe. I think my family would enjoy it. We use a lot of Bob’s Red Mill products.
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Nicole Dziedzic says
I love using Quinoa in so many dishes i make! I made a taco casserole the other day using Quinoa and it was meatless, i used beans instead, and surprising even my kids loved it.
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I love Bob’s Red Mill – their pancake mix is excellent. Your recipe looks great!
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Kim Henrichs says
That recipe looks so good!! I love the use of orange!
Dorothy Teel says
My daughter in law made a quinoa salad for a family get together a few months back it was delicious, me and the hubby tried it and it was great, we are waiting for another family get together and she said she will make some more. Her and her family are gluten free and we have to be very careful about what we all eat, and Bob Adams gives us some new options.
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Leigh J. says
The recipe looks so good and simple!!! I will be making it this week! This is also a great giveaway!
Oh my word this sounds amazing!!! I can’t wait to make it!!!
Amy C. says
Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!
theresa krier says
hi, i love that you use Bob’s Red Mill in your recipes, since this is what i use, there is no guessing how it will turn out, thanks. have a great 4th!
Becca Heflin says
I vet the orange zest just makes that quinoa pop with flavor! This looks so delicious, Wendy. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway, too!
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That recipes sounds yummy. I like Bob’s Red Mill products, especially almond flour (making banana bread right now).
Nannette Stroman says
I’d add a bit of TVP to this to make it a high protein vegan main dish, serves over lettuce for a nice summer salad.
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