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Garlic Quinoa
From: Deb's Recipes

Quinoa is a very high protein grain which originated in the Andes mountains of Bolivia and Peru as a staple food of the Incas. It's gluten-free and rich in L-lysine, phosphorus, calcium, iron, B vitamins, and vitamin E.

SERVES 4 -5 , 3 cups

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well and drained
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Sauté onion in olive oil for 2-3 minutes; add garlic and continue sautéing for another 30 seconds or so.

Add quinoa, water and salt to pan; bring to boil then reduce heat then cover and simmer 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed.