Great with any meat.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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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  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until onion is softened, about 4 minutes. Add quinoa to onion mixture; cook and stir for about 1 minute more.

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  • Pour water over quinoa mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover saucepan, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

  • Stir spinach and lemon zest into quinoa mixture; season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

231 calories; protein 11.4g 23% DV; carbohydrates 35.8g 12% DV; fat 6.2g 10% DV; cholesterol 7.6mg 3% DV; sodium 145.6mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2014
This recipe is a great base however it needs some extra seasoning. I switched out spinach for cilantro because I didn't have spinach on hand. I would make this again! Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2014
This recipe is a great base however it needs some extra seasoning. I switched out spinach for cilantro because I didn't have spinach on hand. I would make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2018
I used chicken broth instead of water for more flavor and everybody liked it. This was a side to baked salmon fillets. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2016
Awesome. I substituted Olive Oil for butter and unsalted Chicken Broth for water. Also I squeezed some fresh lemon juice over top when I seasoned my portion since I can't get enough of acidic foods then ate the lemon while I ate the Quinoa. Most people probably would find that unappetizing but I could eat lemons for days. Definitely making this again. I think I'll use a smaller garlic clove. I used a large one and it was a bit too much. Read More
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