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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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  • This was great. I added a small diced onion before the garlic because I couldn't help myself. And about 3 tbsp diced fresh chives after the 15 minutes because they were there. Will totally make again. Served with shrimp scampi. - 2/16/18

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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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