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Simple Savory Quinoa

Rated as 4.54 out of 5 Stars

"A savory side dish, tasty yet simple, with carrots, celery, onions and quinoa. I always cut my veggies really small, more like mincing because I don't like chunky veggies. It is always optional to cut this small. This would probably taste great with rice as well."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 227 cals
Original recipe yields 3 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the celery, carrots, onion, and garlic. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the vegetable stock, quinoa, basil, and turmeric. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 25 to 30 minutes until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed the liquid. Once done, stir in the lime juice, and season to taste with salt to serve.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 227 calories; 11.1 g fat; 27.3 g carbohydrates; 5.2 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 195 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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At first I was not blown away by the flavor- which there is plenty of- but as I was eating this the symphony of flavors were playing on my palette and I realized I really liked it. I made doubl...

Most helpful critical review

Interesting but not my favorite.

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At first I was not blown away by the flavor- which there is plenty of- but as I was eating this the symphony of flavors were playing on my palette and I realized I really liked it. I made doubl...

This was good and I will make it again, but with less oil. I will put the vegetables in at the same time as the broth, quinoa and spices, so they aren't overcooked. I think it needs one more spi...

Easy to make! If anything, the amount of turmeric and lime juice should be cut down, but otherwise you get used to the taste! Thanks for the recipe!

Great meatless dish! I used chicken broth instead of vegetable stock, I added a pinch of cumin and just a pinch of turmeric, much better flavor. And forgot to add the lime and still I devoured ...

This is a really good recipe. I cubed the carrots & actually liked the veggies on the softer side (in response to the reviewer who suggested not pre-sauteeing the vegetables). Level of turmeric ...

Doubled for dinner and there was none left! Wonderful flavor!

This was really good. I used curry powder and a pinch of cumin; I don't know much about turmeric, so I just picked something I thought would go with the other ingredients. It made more than 3 ...

Nice quinoa recipe, very good with a subtle flavour, nothing too overpowering. I used organic red quinoa - it was a nice healthy and colourful dish!

I really enjoyed this recipe and I have been using it as a base to experiment with. My flavorite so far was adding 2 leafs of shredded cabbage (which I cooked 1st for a few mins), i also added ...