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Sesame Beef Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients
  Quinoa 1 Cup (16 tbs), uncooked
  Vegetable cooking spray 1
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sesame seeds 2 Tablespoon
  Curry powder 1 Teaspoon
  Unsweetened orange juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lime juice 3 Tablespoon
  Grated peeled ginger root 1 Tablespoon
  No salt beef broth 1 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cooked lean roast beef 2 Cup (32 tbs), cubed
  Finely chopped carrot 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Finely chopped cabbage 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Minced green onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Green leaf lettuce 8
Directions

Place quinoa in a small bowl; cover with warm water, and rub quinoa between hands (water will be cloudy).
Drain and repeat procedure until water is clear; drain quinoa well.
Place quinoa in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until quinoa is lightly browned.
Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan; add quinoa.
Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes or until tender; transfer to a large bowl, and set aside.
Place sesame seeds in skillet coated with cooking spray; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until lightly browned.
Add to quinoa.
Cook curry powder in skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until fragrant.
Stir in orange juice, lime juice, and gingerroot; bring to a boil.
Remove from heat.
Stir in broth and next 3 ingredients; add to quinoa mixture.
Stir in beef and next 3 ingredients.
Cover and chill, stirring mixture occasionally.
To serve, place lettuce on 4 plates.
Top each with 2 cups quinoa mixture.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Beef

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