quinoa

Quinoa Side Dish

on September 16 | in Healthy Recipes | by | with No Comments

Preparation time: 15 min, Cooking time: 20 min

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition info:

(per 1/4 cup (60ml)) 156 kcal, 4.1 g fat, 27 g carbs, 1.4 g fiber, 1.8 g protein, 150 mg sodium, 14.1 mg calcium, 0.6 mg iron, 0 g trans fat, 0 g saturated fat

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 dash fresh lemon juice (optional)

Directions:

1. Heat oil over medium heat. Add the quinoa, and toast, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes, or until quinoa is tender.

2. In a bowl, toss quinoa together with garlic, parsley, thyme, salt, and onion. Sprinkle with lemon juice, and serve.

Variation:

Sauté the onion and garlic before adding to the quinoa for a milder flavor.

  • 2 Tbsp. Ginger, finely grated
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed and minced
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 5 carrots, shredded
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable stock
  • ¼ cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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