Quinoa with Mushrooms and Dried Cranberries

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It’s hard to make homemade stuffing for only one or two people, so with Turkey for Two, you may want to make this hearty Quinoa with Mushrooms and Dried Cranberries.  It’s very easy to make, tastes good, and goes well with roast turkey.

Quinoa with Mushrooms and Dried Cranberries

quinoa with mushrooms updated

spray canola oil
1 cup quinoa
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
2 Tbsp fresh chives, chopped
8 oz mushrooms, coarsely chopped
3 Tbsp dried cranberries
salt/pepper to taste

Spray large saucepan with canola oil and saute onion for 2-3 minutes. Add quinoa and low-sodium vegetable broth. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes until quinoa is cooked. You may need to add some additional water while it simmers. Meanwhile, spray a small frying pan with canola oil and saute chives and mushrooms for 3-5 minutes.

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Turn off heat, cover and let rest while quinoa finishes cooking.  Add mushroom mixture and dried cranberries to quinoa, adjust spices.  Makes 4 servings.

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