Extra Healthy · Gluten Free · Quinoa · Vegetarian

Quintessential Quinoa


If you have never cooked quinoa before but would like to try it…this is a great recipe to start with. Freeze leftovers into lunch size portions for a quick meal or side. Fabulous for gluten free folks & loaded with nutrition.

Quintessential Quinoa
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2 Tb olive oil
4 med yellow onion, chopped (or one huge one like I had)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp sea salt (I love Real Salt)
1 large red pepper, chopped
2 cups rinsed quinoa (you must rinse thoroughly to remove the bitter outer coating)
4 cups water
2 chicken bouillon cubes (since these are often loaded with bad things like MSG I used 1 cube of Rapunzel Vegan Vegetable Bouillon with Sea Salt & Herbs)

Add finely chopped onion, minced garlic & salt to olive oil in a wok & saute’ until onions are slightly brown. Add chopped red pepper & continue to sauce’ til onions are carmalized. Add water, bouillon & rinsed quinoa. Bring to a simmer. Stir once after 5 mins then simmer for another 35 mins or until water has been cooked down. Fluff lightly with a fork.

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One thought on “Quintessential Quinoa

  1. I did try Quinoa once not too long ago, but I must say I wasn't impressed! Perhaps I didn't rinse the coating off completely. Thanks for the tip and yummy sounding recipe. I will give Q a try again!Blessings!

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