Quinoa Recipe With Dried Cranberries

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quinoa with dried cranberries

This yummy quinoa recipe is similar to quinoa with raisins, except this recipe uses dried cranberries instead of raisins!  The dried cranberries will cook together with quinoa and become soft and a bit sour.  The hint of sourness in those cranberries goes perfectly with quinoa and makes it a very memorable side dish.  Best of all, quinoa with dried cranberries is extremely easy to make – I use the rice cooker to make quinoa, so it’s as easy as pressing the Start button!

If you buy quinoa in packages, it’s usually pre-rinsed, so you don’t really need to rinse it.  If you buy quinoa from the bulk bins, than you’ll need to rinse it.  For more info on rinsing quinoa, see do I need to rinse quinoa.

The best place to buy dried cranberries is Costco.  They are dramatically cheaper there than other stores!  See more info on Costco craisins.

Recipe: Quinoa With Dried Cranberries


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 cups water


  • Put all ingredients in the rice cooker set on “white rice” setting. Press the “Start” button.
  • When quinoa with dried cranberries is finished cooking, mix it with a fork.

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