A light yet flavorful quinoa dish that goes great with fish or chicken! I invented it on-the-fly one day when I couldn't find quite what I was looking for. For a stronger flavor, add extra lemon juice and herbs. For a more al dente quinoa, remove the lid half way through the cooking time and continue to cook uncovered until most of the water is absorbed.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir water, quinoa, lemon juice, lemon zest, parsley, basil, garlic, and seasoning blend together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Let rest, covered, for 5 minutes; fluff with a fork.

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Nutrition Facts

109.4 calories; 4.3 g protein; 20.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 81.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2015
I'm a huge quinoa lover and this was a nice change of pace from the usual. I had all the ingredients on hand so decided to give it a try. I made it exactly as written. I only cooked my quinoa for about 12 mins because that's how I like it. I also rinsed the quinoa beforehand to remove any bitterness. The red pepper and garlic seasoning I used was salt-free so I did have to add some salt at the end. I think next time I will toss in the fresh herbs after the quinoa is cooked to maximize flavor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/22/2017
This one was just ok very middle of the road for me. I made as written but did substitute dried spices for fresh (as I didn't have anything available). Overall it was a little bland but totally edible. I'm wondering if possibly preparing with chicken broth instead of water may fix the issue but I'm not sure. There are better recipes out there there are worse. I may try this again with chicken broth and fresh herbs but it's definitely a maybe. Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2015
I'm a huge quinoa lover and this was a nice change of pace from the usual. I had all the ingredients on hand so decided to give it a try. I made it exactly as written. I only cooked my quinoa for about 12 mins because that's how I like it. I also rinsed the quinoa beforehand to remove any bitterness. The red pepper and garlic seasoning I used was salt-free so I did have to add some salt at the end. I think next time I will toss in the fresh herbs after the quinoa is cooked to maximize flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2016
Love this - hot or cold. I toast the quinoa in a dry iron skillet before cooking in lo sodium chicken broth. I like the nuttier taste I get from that. Instead of the red pepper and garlic seasoning I roast a red pepper and add that. I've made this about a dozen times and it's a much requested dish and recipee. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2018
I didn't have any of the pepper seasoning blend but followed all the other directions. WOW this was delicious! I used it cold in a salad. Will most definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/22/2017
This one was just ok very middle of the road for me. I made as written but did substitute dried spices for fresh (as I didn't have anything available). Overall it was a little bland but totally edible. I'm wondering if possibly preparing with chicken broth instead of water may fix the issue but I'm not sure. There are better recipes out there there are worse. I may try this again with chicken broth and fresh herbs but it's definitely a maybe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2017
This was delicious! Read More