Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 18 mins

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. A yet untried recipe submitted for Zaar World Tour II.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté onion in olive oil for 2-3 minutes; add garlic and continue sautéing for another 30 seconds or so.
  2. Add quinoa, water and salt to pan; bring to boil then reduce heat then cover and simmer 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed.
Most Helpful

This was really good! I used vegetable broth instead of water, and I had to cook mine for 20 minutes to absorb all of the liquid. It was tasty and I'll make it again...thank you!

Karabea March 02, 2013

Like another reviewer, I added extra garlic (love the stuff), chicken stock and salt/pepper. Love it!

Kalihi Chef June 16, 2012

Used chicken stock and extra garlic..Perfect.

Kiki D. December 09, 2010