Lemony Quinoa

"Quinoa is a delightful grain. It has a softness and a surprising little bite to it. This is so far my favorite way to eat quinoa. I eat it as a quick main dish for one, but it is great added to a salad or as a side. Serve this warm or room temp."
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  • Rinse quinoa under cold water until it stops bubbling (much like you would with canned beans.).
  • In a medium saucepan, heat oil and add quinoa.
  • Cook for about 4 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
  • Add broth, salt and basil.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until broth is entirely absorbed.
  • Fluff with a fork. Let sit until slightly cooled.
  • Add lemon juice and parsley, fluffing with fork until well combined.

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  1. I just made this for lunch. I read a reviewer's comment, that her organic quinoa was already rinsed. I bought the quinoa, in the bulk section at my local store. It was labeled as organic however, it said on the label to rinse before cooking not sure why. I rinsed mine thru a coffee filter into a bowl. I made a couple of adjustments. Once I toasted the quinoa, I added 1/4 of a medium onion chopped, along with 4 small cloves of garlic, also chopped, 2 chicken bullion cubes, oregano and a pinch of salt, and course black pepper. I also added a squirt, of fresh lime juice. I omitted the parsley, because I did not have any. End result , absolutely delishhh. Oh, by the way, toasting all grains, before boiling, always makes it tastes better Thanks, for posting! I will for make this again, adding veggie, and maybe some tuna, for a good lunch.
  2. I have made quinoa fairly often but this is the first time I toasted it! This is my new fav! Thank you for sharing!
  3. I use red quinoa, and this recipe is fantastic! My family who previously disliked quinoa really enjoys it!
  4. Like one of the other reviewers posted, it's hard to find cans of vegetable broth here, so I substituted chicken broth. And hubby forgot and brought home curly parsley from the supermarket rather than flat. But it was still delicious! Hubby thought it might be even better cold served as a salad, but we scarfed it all up, so will have to wait until next time to find out! Thanks for posting.
  5. I gave up coffee for lent. Might as well make myself totally miserable and eat myself into healthy oblivion. (Quite tasty!)


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