Quinoa is the ultimate super food. Cook it like rice in a rice cooker or on the stove with chicken broth, soy sauce, green onions, ginger, and garlic, and you have a delicious and healthy side dish. It goes great with chicken, fish, and seafood.

Lisa
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in quinoa and allow to toast for 2 to 3 minutes, then add chicken broth, soy sauce, ginger and garlic. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until all liquid has been absorbed, 25 to 30 minutes. Fluff quinoa with fork and top with green onions before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

195.7 calories; protein 6.7g 13% DV; carbohydrates 28.9g 9% DV; fat 6g 9% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 454.6mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2009
I strongly recommend to rinse quinoa thoroughly before toasting it a little to remove its natural defense of bitterness & proceed w/the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/11/2011
Gah salty!!!! I just finished making this (following the recipe as is) and it's so so salty! Use reduced sodium broth and 1/2 the soy sauce. In the mean time I'm going to work on making this taste better. Read More
(10)
139 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2009
I strongly recommend to rinse quinoa thoroughly before toasting it a little to remove its natural defense of bitterness & proceed w/the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
This is the best simple Quinoa recipe I have found so far I did alter it a bit though. I used low sodium soy sauce used two tablespoons grated fresh ginger. And for the onion (because I didn't have any green onions at the time) I used 1 tablespoon minced yellow onion and added it with the broth and other ingredients then topped with crushed parsley. It was delicious as a healthy snack as well as a sidedish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2009
This is a nicely flavored quinoa but I like to have some variation in texture so I added arame (seaweed) and avocado which for me would make this 5 stars. I also used veg broth instead of chicken. Nice easy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2009
This is the best quinoa recipe I've tried so far. I think quinoa works with an asian flavor. It was a little too strong though. I would double quinoa cut back the soy sauce or use low sodium chicken stock (too salty) next time. Also add broccoli! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2009
I really liked this recipe... gave real rich flavor... although I used toasted sesame oil and chopped up some carrots instead of the onions:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2010
Just made this for lunch and it was awesome. I reduced the soy sauce to 1 TB and increased the garlic and ginger (1 small bulb or about a dozen cloves and 1/4 minced fresh ginger). I think that the cooking time directed may be too long. My quinoa seemed done about 10 minutes sooner than described in the recipe. Over cooking quinoa ruins the texture. It becomes mushy and loses the mild crunchiness it has when cooked until the spirals start showing on the kernels. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2010
This was REALLY GOOD!!! I did find it a bit strong/salty so next time I will make adjustments per my taste. I cooked this in my rice pot and it was so simple! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2009
Very good... Made it in my rice cooker and served it with slow cooker oriental chicken. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/11/2011
Gah salty!!!! I just finished making this (following the recipe as is) and it's so so salty! Use reduced sodium broth and 1/2 the soy sauce. In the mean time I'm going to work on making this taste better. Read More
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