Total Time
40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

From Bon Appetite. Quinoa can be made ahead of time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place quinoa in strainer. Rinse under cold running water until water runs clear; drain.
  2. Mix quinoa, 2 cups water, and salt in heavy medium saucepan.
  3. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is just tender and almost all water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  4. Drain. Set aside. (Quinoa can be made 1 day ahead. Cool, then cover; chill.)
  5. Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add leeks; sauté until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add broth. Cover; simmer until leeks are tender, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add quinoa and oil; stir until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  8. Stir in tomatoes, onions, basil, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
Most Helpful

This was a super-flavoured way to be introduced to quinoa...now I just have to learn how to say it! I put some mushrooms and red capsicum in because I ran out of leek, which gave it a great blend of colours as well as flavours. Thanks for making my first experience a great one!

Cas July 20, 2008