1 Tbsp butter
1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 cups chicken broth (or 2 cups hot water and 2 chicken bouillon cubes)
1 tsp garlic salt
2 tsps parsley
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup onion, chopped
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add quinoa and toast for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until lightly browned. This seemed like a strange step to me, but it really does make a difference.
2. Stir in broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until quinoa is tender. I like my quinoa a little more tender, so I cooked it for about 25 minutes and loved it. It's all personal preference.
3. In a medium-sized bowl, toss the quinoa with garlic, parsley, salt, and onion. Sprinkle with lemon juice just before serving.
4. Be proud of yourself for making something healthy and delicious.