Original recipe was for quinoa only and pistachio nuts. I'm changing it up and am using a quinoa rice blend ( quinoa,brown & white rice, basmati, wild and red rice) I found at Fresh Market and substituting pecans instead. Optional ingredients: feta or goat cheese. This recipe is versatile enough for you to be creative and make it your way!
1Add 4 cups salted water in a medium sauce pan with tight fitting lid and bring to a boil Stir in 2c of quinoa rice blend reduce the heat and simmer for 15 min or until tender and all the water has been absorbed Remove from heat and let cool then fluff with fork. Dress with the olive oil and lemon juice, season with salt & pepper. Saute shallot until tender.
2Gently mix the pomegranate seeds,pecans and shallot in to the quinoa rice mix. Taste and adjust the seasoning
3Serve with sliced oranges dressed with olive if desired