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Quinoa Side Dish

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One of the world’s true super foods, quinoa is a complete protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids.  Quinoa is also a great source of fiber, iron, and magnesium.

Serves 4
1 Tbsp. butter
1 cup uncooked NOW Real Food® Organic Quinoa*
2 cups vegetable broth
2 tsp. chopped garlic
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme
1/4 tsp. salt
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 dash fresh lemon juice
  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. 
  2. Add the quinoa and toast, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Stir in broth and bring to a boil. 
  4. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender.
  5. In a bowl, toss quinoa together with garlic, parsley, thyme, salt, and onion. 
  6. Sprinkle with lemon juice and serve.
Per serving:
209 calories
5.6 g total fat
8 mg cholesterol
415 mg sodium
34.1 g total carbohydrate
3.5 g fiber
6.5 g protein
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