Cranberry Quinoa Pilaf with Almonds

  • Prep Time:
    25 minutes

  • Cook Time:
    20 minutes

  • Yield:
    6 (3/4 cup) servings


  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup truRoots® Organic Sprouted Quinoa Blend *
  • 3/4 cup R.W. Knudsen Family® Just Cranberry® Juice
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground sage
  • 2/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. HEAT large saucepan over medium heat. Add almonds. Cook 5 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring frequently. Remove from saucepan. Let cool.
  2. HEAT oil in same saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook 5 minutes. Stir in quinoa. Add juice, chicken broth, salt and sage. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 12 minutes or until quinoa is tender and liquid is almost completely absorbed.
  3. STIR in cranberries. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in parsley. Sprinkle with almonds just before serving.
  4. If using another variety of quinoa, read package directions to determine amount of liquid necessary to cook 1 cup quinoa. Measure 3/4 cup cranberry juice. Add just enough chicken broth to equal the correct amount of liquid.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Calories Per Serving: 240
Total Fat Grams: 9g
Calories From Fat Grams: 80
Saturated Fat Grams: 0.5g
Saturated Fat Grams Percent Daily Value: 3%
Sodium: 320mg
Sodium Percent Daily Value: 13%
Carbohydrates: 36g
Carbohydrates Percent Daily Value: 12%
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Dietary Fiber Percent Daily Value: 16%
Sugars: 13g
Protein: 5g
Vitamin A Percent Daily Value: 4%
Calcium Percent Daily Value: 4%
Vitamin C Percent Daily Value: 4%
Iron Percent Daily Value: 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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