Garlic Quinoa Recipe

Looking for an easy Garlic Quinoa recipe? Learn how to make Garlic Quinoa using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by rtrouble2

Makes 4 1/2 servings



Quinoa is a very high protein grain which originated in the Andes mountains of Bolivia and Peru as a staple food of the Incas. It's gluten-free and rich in L-lysine, phosphorus, calcium, iron, B vitamins, and vitamin E.

Recipe Ingredients for Garlic Quinoa

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 cup quinoa, rinsed well and drained
2 cups water or broth
1/4 teaspoon salt

Recipe Directions for Garlic Quinoa

  1. Sauté onion in olive oil for 2-3 minutes; add garlic and continue sautéing for another 30 seconds or so.

  2. 2Add quinoa, water and salt to pan; bring to boil then reduce heat then cover and simmer 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 160.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
173
Calories from Fat
48
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.3g
8%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
135mg
6%
Potassium
237mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
25.8g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
0.6g
Protein
5.6g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 3% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
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