|This Quinoa Side Dish has extra flavor from Pine Nuts, Green Onions, and Cilantro|
How do you feel about quinoa? It's something I was slow to warm up to, and for a long time I didn't think I'd ever be much of a quinoa fan. Then last summer I made Quinoa Salad with Avocado, Radishes, Cucumbers, and Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette, followed by Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad, and I was surprised to discover how much I liked it. This Quinoa Side Dish with Pine Nuts, Green Onions, and Cilantro may be my favorite quinoa recipe yet. The quinoa is sauteed in oil for a few minutes before it's cooked in chicken or vegetable stock, and then a generous amount of toasted pine nuts and chopped green onion and a little chopped cilantro is stirred in before it's eaten warm. If you're not a cilantro lover, I think chopped flat-leaf parsley could also be used here. And if you haven't had quinoa yet, this is a recipe you should definitely try.