Quick Quinoa With Dried Cranberries or Cherries

This is one of my favorite recipes for a quick-grain.  The original recipe was from Whole Foods and we just made a few modifications.  If you want a vegetarian version just substitute the chicken broth with vegetable broth.  You can use red onion instead of white or even substitute scallions.  Sometimes we use dried cherries in place of cranberries; either adds a nice sweetness to the dish.
  • Prep5 min |
  • Total25 min |
  • ServesN/A



Heat oil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Add quinoa to pan and stir 1 minute.

Stir in broth and salt. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer, covered, 10 minutes.

Sprinkle in cranberries; continue to cook, covered, until quinoa is tender, 8 to 9 minutes more. Toss with almonds and serve.

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