Green Quinoa with Pine Nuts


1 Tbs. olive oil

1 c. quinoa, rinsed well and drained

1 ¾ c. low-sodium chicken broth or mild vegetable broth

½ c. pine nuts, lightly toasted (or substitute toasted slivered almonds)

½ c. sliced green onion

½ c. chopped cilantro or parsley



Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add quinoa and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the broth and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cover; cook until liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.  Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.  Fluff with fork and stir in pine nuts, green onion, and cilantro (or parsley).  Serve hot or warm.