Sprouted quinoa cooked in butter and chicken broth is seasoned with a bit of thyme, fine sea salt, and fresh parsley for an easy and delicious side dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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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  • Melt butter in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute onion until softened. Add quinoa and garlic. Cook and stir until garlic is fragrant.

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  • Add chicken broth, water, thyme and salt. Bring to boil. Reduce to simmer. Cover and cook 17 to 19 minutes or until grains are tender. Stir in parsley. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.

Nutrition Facts

290 calories; protein 7.1g 14% DV; carbohydrates 42.9g 14% DV; fat 9.8g 15% DV; cholesterol 15.3mg 5% DV; sodium 198.3mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2016
5 stars all the way!! This is a simple HEALTHY side dish that will have wanting 2nd helpings. You can get creative and add raisins or cranberry's and celery which you would add at the same time you do the onions and take it up a notch. Also slivered almonds or pine nuts would be wonderful in it too for some "crunch". I love a recipe that is healthy tasty and you can get creative and add things to it...that wouldn't be changing the recipe just enhancing it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/23/2019
love the cooking method (pilaf) definitely adds body to the the quinoa however I could've used a bit more flavor. Might try fresh herbs and doubling the garlic next time. Overall solid side especially for a pungent main course. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2016
5 stars all the way!! This is a simple HEALTHY side dish that will have wanting 2nd helpings. You can get creative and add raisins or cranberry's and celery which you would add at the same time you do the onions and take it up a notch. Also slivered almonds or pine nuts would be wonderful in it too for some "crunch". I love a recipe that is healthy tasty and you can get creative and add things to it...that wouldn't be changing the recipe just enhancing it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2017
Very good basic recipe that's easy to tweak to your own taste. I'm not a big fan of thyme so I omitted it and used a little fresh basil in its place. I love another reviewer's suggestion of adding nuts and/or dried fruit. I think toasted almonds or pine nuts would be excellent additions next time I make this. Thank you truRoot for a great and versatile recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2018
I third the recipe added green pepper and kept the rest the same. It was very good. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2017
Really good! I think the butter and sautéing it first added character. I like it more than brown rice. A keeper. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/23/2019
love the cooking method (pilaf) definitely adds body to the the quinoa however I could've used a bit more flavor. Might try fresh herbs and doubling the garlic next time. Overall solid side especially for a pungent main course. Read More