Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Quinoa Two Ways

Quinoa is a great replacement for rice and is a fantastic source for protein and fiber, making this a perfect side for kids who don't get enough.  Best of all, it is ready in about 15 minutes!



Here is a basic quinoa side dish recipe that goes with just about anything.  We quickly sautéed tofu (cut into snowflakes with a cookie cutter) and added it to our basic quinoa recipe.  Kale chips are on the side for a little crunch.



In the recipe pictured above we added trail mix (just dried fruit and nuts) with fresh chopped kale to the base recipe written below.

Basic Quinoa Recipe
(serves 3 kids)

1 cup red quinoa, rinsed and drained
2 cups broth
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice 
1/4 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

1.  In a small saucepan, cook the quinoa in the broth and bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low-medium heat for 15 minutes or until tender.

2.  After liquid has been absorbed and 15 minutes are up, fluff with a fork.

3.  Add the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.









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