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Quinoa (KEEN-wah) is not only high in fiber but also higher in protein than any other grain. Millet, usually found in health-food stores, is a tiny, delicate grain that is also rich in protein.

Recipe by Cooking Light September 1998

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Yield:
9 servings (serving size: 1 cup).
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place a 6-quart pressure cooker coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, and saute 1 minute. Add rice, millet, and quinoa, and saute 30 seconds. Stir in water, apple juice, and cinnamon stick. Close lid securely, and bring to high pressure over medium-high heat (about 4 minutes). Adjust heat to low or level needed to maintain high pressure, and cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and place pressure cooker under cold running water. Let stand 7 minutes, and remove lid. Discard cinnamon stick; fluff mixture with a fork. Spoon mixture into a large bowl; cool 5 minutes.

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  • Stir in the diced apple and remaining ingredients. Serve the salad chilled or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

212 calories; calories from fat 15%; fat 3.6g; saturated fat 0.5g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 1.7g; protein 4.2g; carbohydrates 42.5g; fiber 2.9g; cholesterol 3mg; iron 3mg; sodium 207mg; calcium 30mg.
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