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Lemon Quinoa


  • Total Time: 20 minutes

Description

A lovely lemony quinoa side dish that goes great with chicken, beef or fish. You can even add it to cooked oatmeal for a great breakfast.


Ingredients

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  • 1 Cup Quinoa
  • 1 1/2 Cups Vegetable or Chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice (1/2 lemon)
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley

Instructions

  1. NOTE: You must rinse and strain quinoa to remove outer film
  2. Put quinoa in a pot and fill with water. Let sit for a few minutes. Strain in a fine mesh strainer and rinse for approximately 1 minute. Set aside
  3. Heat a 12″ skillet over low/med heat. Add quinoa and allow it to dry out over heat, approximately 2-3 minutes, stirring or shaking the pan frequently
  4. Add chicken or veg broth to the pan, bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes shaking pan over heat, never lifting the lid
  5. Once done, remove from the heat and cover with a clean towel or cloth to finish steaming (5-10 min)
  6. Add parsley, lemon zest and juice
  7. NOTES: Add fresh thyme, oregano or other herbs of your choice

WHAT TO SERVE WITH THIS:
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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

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