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Easy Spiced Quinoa Pilaf with Shrimp

 

Easy Spiced Quinoa Pilaf with Shrimp
 
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Recipe type: entrée, side dish
Serves: 4 Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 ¾ cup chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 12 oz. fresh shrimps, peeled and deveined
  • ½ cup carrot, chopped
  • ½ tsp. cumin, ground
  • ½ tsp. hot paprika
  • ¼ cup fresh coriander
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a non-stick saucepan, cook quinoa until toasted and aromatic over medium heat. Stirring frequently. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through. Let stand for 5 minutes. Flake with a fork until fluffy. Set aside
  2. Heat oil in a skillet. Stir-fry garlic and onion until fragrant.
  3. Add the shrimps, carrot, cumin, and paprika. Cook, stirring for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the quinoa and coriander. Stir to combine well. Cook further 5-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Remove from heat.
  5. Transfer in a serving dish.
  6. Serve and enjoy.
Notes
Diabetic Exchange
0 Fruit, ½ Fat, 0 Vegetable
1 Starch, 3 Lean Meat,
0 Carb
Nutrition Information
Calories: 315 Fat: 8g Saturated fat: 1.4g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 32.2g Sodium: 488mg Fiber: 488mg Cholesterol: 179mg
 

Celeste Jarabese RN RD (56 Articles)

Celeste Jarabese is a Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian practicing for more than 10 years specializing in Adult and Child Nutrition. Graduated with a Bachelors degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, her fields of expertise are Food, Diet (General and Therapeutic), and Nutrition. She is a recipe writer who also has a great passion for cooking and baking.

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