Jeweled Saffron Quinoa Recipe

Light and flavorful saffron quinoa studded with chopped vegetables and fruits makes a beautiful side dish inspired by Middle Eastern and North African jeweled rice recipes.



Summer 2018

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    Red-orange threads of dried saffron release their flavor better when given time to rehydrate, so add the spice to your dish early for best results. For dishes that require consistent color, such as the Saffron Custard recipe, opposite, you can soak the threads in warm liquid for 15 to 30 minutes before use, and then mix in the steeping liquid.
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Total Hands-On Time: 30 min.

Yield: 3 cups

Serve this jeweled saffron quinoa as a healthy side dish with an entrée, or as a light lunch.


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