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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 228.2
  • Total Fat: 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 391.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 5.6 g

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Simple recipe for a quick and easy quinoa side dish. Simple recipe for a quick and easy quinoa side dish.
Number of Servings: 2


    1/2 cup quinoa
    2 tsp olive oil
    6 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 tsp chicken or vegetable oxo or 1/2 cup broth


Fry minced garlic in 2 teaspoons of olive oil in bottom of saucepan. Add 1/2 cup quinoa and lightly toast. Add 1/2 cup broth. Bring to boil then simmer, covered for 15 minutes. Cool 5 minutes then fluff with fork.
Makes 2 half cup servings (it expands as it cooks)

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SCIEMI.


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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I had never made Quinoa before and wanted to try it. This sounded better than just using water. I really enjoyed it. I'll be using this when I make quinoa again! - 3/2/10

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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was my first time trying quinoa, I didn't enjoy it. My package says 2 parts water, 1 part quinoa, so I wonder if I had used 1 cup of broth and 1/2 cup of quinoa it would have been fluffier. - 1/18/12

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  • Bad
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am afraid my boyfriend and I both agreed that the roasted garlic made it rather bitter. I wouldn't recommend this for first time Quinoa makers/eaters. - 9/19/11

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  • I had never tried Quinoa before. Decided to try this recipe as it looked simple and love garlic. I used 1 cup broth instead of 1/2 cup and thought it was really good. I would definitely make it again. - 9/14/13

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  • The garlic made the quinoa a little bitter and it did not come out fluffy. In fact, I had to add water to get all the quinoa cooked. I think the measurements are off. - 6/21/13

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  • I just tried this stuff for the first time! I added a can of Rotel tomatos with chilis. I will be making it again. I wonder if my husband will like it. We'll find out at dinner tonight. I wonder how good it is left over? - 8/26/11

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  • Very good and so easy. Will definitely make it like this again. - 3/11/11

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  • i made this for my husband first quinoa experience he loved it!!! served with chicken parm would make again so easy! - 3/5/11

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  • liked the taste, but then I like quinoa. My family however wasn't thrilled. - 2/7/11

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  • This is amazing. My first time with quinoa, will make it again! - 9/12/10

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  • I used this recipe to make quinoa for the first time. No one in my family had ever tried quinoa before, and we all liked it well enough that we'll be making it again! This recipe was so easy that I think I'll be using it again. - 4/19/10

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