Dinner Tonight: Quinoa 'Risotto' with Toasted Hazelnuts and Dried Currants
The recipe Dinner Tonight: Quinoa 'Risotto' with Toasted Hazelnuts and Dried Currants is ready in about 45 minutes and is definitely a super gluten free and vegetarian option for lovers of Mediterranean food. For $2.78 per serving, you get a main course that serves 2. One portion of this dish contains about 25g of protein, 45g of fat, and a total of 884 calories. Head to the store and pick up quinoa, onion, olive oil, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the hazelnuts you could follow this main course with the Plum Strudel With Hazelnuts as a dessert.
Heat a heavy-bottomed iron skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the hazelnuts and toast, shaking the pan often, until they become warm and fragrant, about four minutes. Set the hazelnuts aside to cool. Then remove their skins and coarsely chop.
Pour the oil into a small saucepan set over medium-high heat. When shimmering, add the onion and cook until softened, about four minutes.
Add the quinoa and toast for a minute, stirring often.
Pour in half of the broth, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer, and add the bay leaf, cinnamon, dried currants, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper. Cook until the quinoa has absorbed the liquid, about eight minutes.
Pour in remaining stock, bring to a boil again over high heat, and then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for another eight minutes.
Turn off the heat, and stir in the chopped hazelnuts and the butter. Cover the saucepan, and let sit for five minutes.
Add more salt and pepper, if needed, and serve immediately.