Tender quinoa, sweet pears, and crunch pecans meet in this hearty oatmeal-like dish.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
stand:
1 hr
cook:
25 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small bowl combine dates and boiling water. Let stand, covered, 1 hour. Transfer mixture to a food processor; cover and process until smooth.

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  • In a large saucepan combine pureed dates, coconut milk, 1 cup of the pears, the cardamom, and salt. Bring just to boiling. Stir in quinoa; reduce heat. Simmer 25 to 30 minutes or until quinoa is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.

  • Serve topped with remaining 1 cup pears, pecans, and, if desired, milk and cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts

264 calories; fat 11g; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 39g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 6g; sugars 15g; protein 5g; vitamin a 274.4IU; vitamin c 2.6mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.8mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 60.8mcg; vitamin b12 1.5mcg; sodium 120mg; potassium 361mg; calcium 257mg; iron 2mg.
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