Quinoa Side Dish


This quinoa side dish is a nice alternative to rice. It's lighter and takes less time to cook.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
close up view of a Quinoa Side Dish garnished with fresh herbs
Alberta Rose


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa

  • 2 cups vegetable broth

  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1 dash fresh lemon juice (Optional)


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add quinoa and toast, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.

  2. Remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl. Stir in garlic, parsley, thyme, salt, and onion until combined. Sprinkle lemon juice over top.

Editor's Note:

Please note differences in ingredient amounts and total time when following the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

207 Calories
6g Fat
32g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 400mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 287mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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