Friday, March 7, 2014

Simple Savory Quinoa

Jana here with a new quinoa recipe!  I love how versatile quinoa is. You can make so many different flavors work with it, and it can even be used in baking. Not only is it versatile, but it's so healthy!  It's a win win!  I found this side dish on All Recipes, and made some modifications.  Everyone in the family loved it, and it will definitely be added to our list of favorite quinoa dishes!

Simple Savory Quinoa

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 stalk of celery, finely chopped
1-2 carrot sticks, diced
1 small onion, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup stock (I used homemade chicken stock we had on hand)
1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
salt to taste

1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the celery, carrots, onion, and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until the onion and celery are turning clear. (about 5 minutes)

2. Stir in the stock, quinoa, basil, and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 25-30 minutes. (until the quinoa has absorbed the liquid)

3. Once done, stir in the lemon juice, and salt to taste.


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