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.