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  • Quinoa With Paprika and Cumin

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a grain native to South America and makes a great side dish for lean meats and seafood

Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Dinners
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
5 minutes 15 minutes 6 servings ½ C quinoa
  • 1 C quinoa

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ½ tsp paprika (or try smoked paprika for a unique flavor)

  • ½ tsp ground cumin

2 g
Total fat
0 g
Saturated fat
0 mg
103 mg
2 g
Total fiber
4 g
20 g
212 mg


  • 1
    Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh colander.

  • 2
    Place all ingredients in a saucepan with 2 cups of water.  Cover.

  • 3
    Bring to a boil over high heat.

  • 4
    Reduce heat.  Simmer for 10–15 minutes or until all water is absorbed.

  • 5
    Serve immediately, or refrigerate to reheat later.

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