We will be making quinoa much more often now that we have this recipe, because it's truly delicious. I was kind of concerned at using water instead of broth thinking that the grain might be too bland, but the herbs and lemon were just strong enough to create a pleasing taste with plenty of flavor. The lemon isn't overpowering either, but just perfect. I have a bit left over and I think I'll try making a salad with it in the morning. I'm passing this recipe on to quite a few family members who I hope will become quinoa converts too. Thanks so much Mirj for sharing this recipe with us.
This was my first time trying quinoa, and I liked it! This recipe turned out well for me. I used cooking spray instead of all that oil. Tasted good, no strong flavours. Thanks for introducing me to this great new grain!
Made this several weeks ago and failed to review it. It was delicious made as per the recipe. Toasting the grain prior to coking really makes all the difference. Thanks for posting.
This is one of my favorite side dishes to make and definitely my go-to quinoa recipe. I've made it well over 15 times and it's always turned out amazing. I prefer to sub chicken broth/stock for the water, but it is still very tasty with just water. Also, I usually omit the majoram/oregano but sometimes will just add a dash of dried oregano (due to personal taste). I prefer to use fresh rosemary and thyme (increasing the amounts by at least double) although a few times didn't have fresh on hand and it was still very good with the dried herbs. The most important step in this recipe is stirring the quinoa till you hear popping. Almost every time it has taken well more than time posted to achieve the "popping" noise, for me about 10-15 minutes (maybe my quinoa is too wet or my heat is low?). Regardless of the reason of why it takes my quinoa a long time to pop, I always make sure to get to that point as it results in a more fluffy quinoa. I recommend using white quinoa; I don't think red or other colored quinoa would have as good an end result. For those new to quinoa, when rinsing quinoa, make sure to do it in a FINE mesh strainer. Thanks for the amazing recipe!
This is my new favorite way to eat quinoa. I have made it twice now. I serve it with a broccoli stir-fry on top. Delicious and filling!
My family was torn on this dish. We liked the flavors, just not sure we like quinoa. I'm glad we tried it, we will try again to see.
This was great! I replaced one cup of water with broth and it turned out very well. Everyone loved the lemony grains of the quinoa and there were definitely no leftovers.
replaced lemon with orange. Was quick, healthy and tasty!
I love quinoa and I love it even more when it has lemon. For some reason, I found the amount of marjoram and thyme to be a bit overwhelming. I kept picking up a bitter flavor. This recipe is simple and healthy though, so I will tweak the spices and be making this again soon. Oh, my 2yo loved it and kept claiming it was rice and asked for more two or three times.
This was OK at most. I love quinoa. Especially red quinoa which I used. I used extra virgin olive oil or canola oil to be soy free, dried marjoram, no dried thyme, sea salt to taste, freshly ground black pepper to taste, plus the rest of the ingredients.