Quinoa---and Amaranth---are actually grasses. A staple in South America, Quinoa is an excellent complete protein and cooks in just 15 minutes. Just avoid stirring it---it becomes too mushy. Substitute Quinoa for chicken or beef in any recipe, or try as a salad, with dressing, or swing the other way, and sprinkle on brown sugar, syrup, whipping cream, jam, or honey.
I like this pure and simple recipe. Great as a side dish, to introduce your family to this awesome grain.
- 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)
- Melt butter in a saucepan 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.
- In a bowl, toss quinoa together with garlic, parsley, thyme, salt, and onion. Sprinkle with lemon juice, and serve.
Tanna, Long time no see. Some say Quinoa should have South Americas money make instead of coffee. I will be checking out your DVD because since I returned from South America I have tried to fix meals with it and they are always bland.ReplyDelete
I tried made this dish for my family and it was a definite hit! Keep those healthy recipes coming!ReplyDelete