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Quinoa Recipe

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


Submitted by 30inapril

Makes 4 servings



Quinoa is a great alternative to rice - it's lighter, and cooks in about half the time. Can add mushrooms and many other veggies!

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa

1 tablespoon butter
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)

Recipe Directions for Quinoa

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

  2. Add the quinoa, and toast, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in broth, and bring to a boil.

  4. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes, or until quinoa is tender.

  5. In a bowl, toss quinoa together with garlic, parsley, thyme, salt, and onion.

  6. Sprinkle with lemon juice, and serve.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 187.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
212
Calories from Fat
56
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.2g
10%
Saturated Fat
2.3g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Sodium
554mg
23%
Potassium
388mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
30.2g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3.5g
14%
Sugars
1.1g
Protein
8.8g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 4% Iron 16%
* 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 cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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