June 15, 2011


Everybody that's healthy seems to be talking about quinoa lately, so I decided to give it a try.  I use this recipe from allrecipes.com as my start.  I was fairly sure that I would think it was disgusting once I ate it, but I was pleasantly surprised and ended up really enjoying it.  If something healthy can taste great too, that's success in my book. 

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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.


  1. Add corn, black beans, and cilantro to make it sooo amazing!

  2. If you ever make this again, invite me over so I can try it. I'm a scaredy pants and don't dare buy it.

  3. You're right quinoa is all the buzz! But for good reason! Since our modern day rice and flour is low on many nutrients quinoa is a grain still rich in iron, protein, magnesium, phosphorus, and fiber! I really feel like this is one of the grains God was talking about in the word of wisdom ;)


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