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Quinoa With Plums And Lemon

Quinoa's earthy flavor goes nicely with simply grilled meats. The plums give it a pretty purple stain and, with the lemon, a fresh, tart taste. Add a few diced uncooked plums for some crunch.

Makes 6 servings

1 1/2 cups quinoa

3 cups chicken broth

6 Italian prune plums, pitted and diced (plus 2 more if you want to add them uncooked before serving)

Zest of 1 small lemon

3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Rinse quinoa under cold water and drain well. Place in pot with chicken broth and plums.

Bring to simmer, cover and cook until all of the liquid has been absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and add lemon zest and juice.

Serve hot or at room temperature.

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