Red Rice with Quinoa Salad with Orange and Pistachios
1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
1 cup Nature's Earthly Choice™ quinoa
1 cup Nature's Earthly Choice™ Red Rice
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup dried apricots, cut into 1/3-inch dice
1/2 cup roasted pistachios, chopped
4 scallions, thinly sliced
2 cups baby arugula leaves
- Bring 2 medium saucepans of salted water to a boil. Add the quinoa to 1 saucepan and the Red Rice to the other. Cover and simmer over moderate heat until tender, about 12 minutes for the quinoa and 35 minutes for the rice. Drain the grains and spread them out on baking sheets to cool.
- In a medium skillet, heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil. Add the onion, season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool.
- In a large bowl, combine the orange juice, orange zest, lemon juice, garlic and the remaining 3 tbsp of olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Add the quinoa, rice, onion, apricots, pistachios and scallions and toss well. Serve with the arugula.