Simple Quinoa and Vegetables

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Simple Quinoa and Vegetables

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 294.9
  • Total Fat: 13.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 43.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.4 g
  • Protein: 7.4 g

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Introduction

This protein-rich vegetarian recipe is simple to make and tasty to eat! This protein-rich vegetarian recipe is simple to make and tasty to eat!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 c quinoa, rinsed
    2 c water
    4 medium carrots, chopped
    1 zucchini, chopped
    8 spears fresh asparagus, chopped
    1 T rice wine vinegar
    2 T olive oil
    1 t fresh thyme, leaves removed from stem
    black pepper to taste

Directions

Place water in a small covered saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add quinoa and stir. Reduce heat to a simmer and replace lid. Simmer for 11-12 minutes, or until water is absorbed.
Steam the vegetables for 3-4 minutes, either in the microwave or in a small covered pot with 1/2 inch water.

Meanwhile, prepare the vinaigrette. Place the vinegar and thyme in a small bowl, then whisk in the oil. Once the quinoa is cooked, fluff it with a fork.
Place 3/4 cup of quinoa on each plate. Arrange a quarter of the vegetables over the quinoa and top with about 2 teaspoons of the vinaigrette.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Because quinoa is a seed, it contains more fat and calories than a similar volume of rice or another grain.

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  • 225 of 228 people found this review helpful
    It is VERY very very important to rinse the quinoa or it will be bitter! Bob's Red Mill is pre-rinsed and is in most grocery stores - 10/29/09

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  • 102 of 103 people found this review helpful
    I make my quinoa with veg broth instead of water and I add chopped onion and celery and boil it all together for 15 mins.
    So yummy and sweet. - 7/2/10

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  • Very Good
    102 of 111 people found this review helpful
    Quinoa, pronounced "keenwa" is a superfood and tastes really nice. It is quite versatile as you can have it hot or cold. I have it as a salad or hot like rice. Just google
    "nutritional value of Quinoa" it's good stuff. - 10/29/09

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  • 96 of 106 people found this review helpful
    COSTCO now sells glutin/wheat free, Premium, 100% whole grain Quinoa under Earthly Delights label in a 4 lb bag. - 1/14/10

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  • Very Good
    71 of 73 people found this review helpful
    this is smart and yummy...i like to roast my veges in the oven with a little garlic and olive oil. - 10/29/09

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