Quinoa Side Dish

Quinoa Side Dish

 "Quinoa is a great alternative to rice - it's lighter, and cooks in about half the time."

 Original recipe makes 4 servings 

  •  1 tablespoon butter
  •  1 cup uncooked quinoa 
  •  2 cups vegetable broth 
  •  2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  •  2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 
  •  1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt 
  •  1 small onion, finely chopped 
  •  1 dash fresh lemon juice (optional)


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the quinoa, and toast, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes, or until quinoa is tender. 
  2. In a bowl, toss quinoa together with garlic, parsley, thyme, salt, and onion. Sprinkle with lemon juice, and serve.