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Made in the Instant Pot, this sweet-smelling dish is veggie lover and without gluten. a plate of saffron quinoa finished off with broiled cashews, raisins, and cranberries

The special seasons will be looking so changed for the current year. Here in Washington express, a lockdown was reported again this week. Indoor social occasions are completely prohibited and one should observe Thanksgiving with their close family as it were. I can just envision how hard it must be for so many. So many travels during this chance to be with their families, unquestionably a season everybody anticipates. In any case, this year everything is different. But I am certain that despite the fact that things are unique, the happy soul will stay the same. We will at present have a great time, be grateful, and appreciate great food. Discussing food, I have an overly simple and truly delightful veggie-lover side dish to impart to you folks today.

You all ability much I like exploring different avenues regarding quinoa. I mean all the plans on the blog are proof of that. So this time around I added saffron to it and made Saffron Quinoa. After that, I added nuts, raisins, and cranberries to make it merry and ideal for these special seasons!

This Saffron Quinoa

✔is simple to make in the Instant Pot.

✔makes an incredible vegetarian side dish for Thanksgiving.

✔is magnificently fragrant from the flavors.

✔one-pot dish and furthermore without gluten.

This formula utilizes a lot of flavors which makes it extremely fragrant. Add to it the mash from the cashews and the pleasantness from the raisins and cranberries and you have yourself an extremely fragrant side dishes

We should perceive what all goes into this formula.

Quinoa: beginning with quinoa obviously, I have Utilized white quinoa here. You can Utilize any quinoa you need.

I like to wash the quinoa utilizing a sifter for 1-2 minutes.

Saffron: the following significant fixing in this formula is saffron which gives the dish that great yellow tone and furthermore a decent fragrance and taste.

Utilize decent quality saffron for that pleasant shading and flavor. I have utilized Spanish saffron for this formula. The saffron is added to warm water so that it’s shading comes out pleasantly and it’s at that point added to the dish.

Entire flavours: I have utilised a ton of entire flavours in this formula like inlet leaf, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom.

These flavors give the dish a great smell.

Nuts and Raisins: for the nuts, I have utilized cashews. You can utilize almonds as well, they will work extraordinary.

For that pleasantness I have utilized brilliant raisins and dried cranberries. You can utilize just raisins or just cranberries also.

Serving Suggestions

I really ate it accordingly, didn’t generally require whatever else to go with it. Be that as it may, it will combine well with a side of cranberry chutney, apple chutney.


1-Heat up 1/4 cup (2 oz) water in a skillet, there’s no compelling reason to bubble it except for simply warm it up. At that point add 1/4 teaspoon saffron strands to it. Let it sit that way while you do different advances. This will truly draw out the shade of the saffron pleasantly.

Additionally, flush quinoa under a sifter for 1-2 minutes.

2-Press the saute catch on the Instant Pot. When it shows hot, add 1 tablespoon oil, and afterward add cashews, raisins, and cranberries to the pot.

Cook until cashews begin turning light brilliant earthy colored and raisins and cranberries stout up, mix frequently. This takes around 1-2 minutes.

3-Remove the cooked nuts and raisins in a bowl and put in a safe spot.

4-To the pot, presently add staying 1/2 tablespoon oil, and afterward add the entire flavors cinnamon stick, straight leaf, green cardamom cases, and cloves. Saute a couple of moments until the flavors are fragrant.

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5-Then add the cleaved onion and cook 2 minutes until onions mellowed.

6-Add the flushed quinoa, staying 3/4 cup (6 oz) water, and the 1/4 cup (2 oz) arranged saffron water. The absolute fluid is 1 cup (8 oz). Add salt and mix.

7-Close the pot with the top and press the manual or weight cook button. Cook on high weight for 2 minutes with the weight valve in the fixing position. Let the weight discharge normally.

8-Open the top and cushion the quinoa with a fork.

Step 5 to 8

Move saffron quinoa to serving plate. Top with the singed cashews, raisins, cranberries and serve!

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