Pronounced Keen-wa, quinoa is a mild-flavored grain that was eaten by the Incas. It is now grown in Colorado and New Mexico and is available in natural food stores. It is a very high as complete protein. 74
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Rinse quinoa in a strainer and remove any debris. Place in a large non-stick saucepan and toast, until it darkens slightly. Add broth. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes until tender.
In another skillet, heat butter; add onion and garlic and cook tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in quinoa, lemon zest, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper to taste.
Food Exchange per serving: 2 STARCH/BREAD EXCHANGES; CAL: 155; CHO: 3mg; CAR: 4g; SOD: 74mg; FAT: 3g;