Quinoa is always a healthy and easy side dish. The orange juice in this recipe gives this version a tasty twist. It goes especially well with fish and poultry dishes.
- 2 cups quinoa, rinsed and drained -
- 2 1/3 cups water -
- 1 cup orange juice -
- 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil -
- 2 tsp honey -
- 1 tsp kosher salt -
- black pepper, to taste -
- 2 oranges, peeled and cut into segments -
- 1 cup toasted, slivered almonds, pecans, or pine nuts (optional) -
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley or 2 scallions, finely chopped -
Preheat oven to 375Â°F (190Â°C). In a 9x13-inch (23x33-cm) baking pan, combine the quinoa with water, juice, oil, honey, salt, and pepper, mixing gently. Bake uncovered for half hour, stirring once during that time. Cool to room temperature and add orange segments, nuts, and greens before serving.
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To make preparation easier, bake the quinoa ahead. Add remaining ingredients right before serving.