Savory Herb Quinoa

Savory Herb Quinoa
Photo by Nicole Ramos

This is a great and healthy side.  I’ve reading about all these health benefits by eating quinoa and that it can be a great alternative to rice or wheat.  This was my first time trying quinoa and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised.  Though my heart will always belong to pastas and rice, throwing this dish in every once in while won’t kill me.

Prep Time: Cook   Time: Level: Serves:
10 min. 30 min. Easy 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 C          Quinoa
  • 2 C          chicken stock
  • 1 tsp      fresh Thyme
  • 1 tsp      Herbes de Provence
  • 1 tsp      olive oil
  • 1 tsp      minced garlic
  • ¼ C         finely chopped Carrots
  • ¼ C         finely chopped onions
  • ¼ C         finely chopped celery

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cook quinoa according to the package, using chicken stock instead of water and add the thyme and Herbes de Provence.  Make sure to stir the quinoa at least twice before it’s done.
  2. Sautee onions and carrots in the olive oil and season with thyme and herbes de provence.  Add mixture to the cooked quinoa and serve.

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