Easy Garden Quinoa
One of my favorite go-to sides, great with any protein or on its own for a light lunch. You can add any combination of chopped vegetables.
or canola oil
peeled and finely chopped
or your favorite seasoning blend, e.g. Mrs. Dash
Rinse and drain the quinoa in cold water 3 times; set aside.
In a medium saucepan, heat oil. Add the onion, carrot and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes. Add the rinsed and drained quinoa and stir to coat with the vegetables; sauté 1 minute. Add the vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and add the seasoning mix and chopped parsley. Serve hot or at room temperature.
NOTE: Looks great if you mold the quinoa in a ramekin and garnish with fresh parsley sprigs.