Confetti Quinoa Recipe

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Confetti Quinoa Recipe
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Confetti Quinoa Recipe

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If you've never tried quinoa, start with my easy side, brimming with colorful veggies. I serve it with orange-glazed chicken. —Kim Ciepluch, Kenosha, Wisconsin
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped zucchini
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add next five ingredients. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, 12-15 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and oil; heat through. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Confetti Quinoa in Taste of Home December 2016

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 196 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped zucchini
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add next five ingredients. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, 12-15 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and oil; heat through. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Confetti Quinoa in Taste of Home December 2016

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BoosBug User ID: 7052546 276370
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2017

"This was ok. I took another reviewers advice and used veg stock in place of water. Omit salt. Don't understand the lemon. Added a strange flavor. As far as the veggies go...do NOT put in until last 5 minutes of simmer unless you want unformable, mushy veggies with 0 nutritional content."

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Apodder User ID: 1579999 276199
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2017

"Only thing I would add is to replace half or all of the water with broth to give it some extra flavor."

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Remenec User ID: 6059530 257886
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2016

"Very delicious recipe! I usually find quinoa a little plain, but this certainly jazzed it up for me! I loved the veggies and the seasonings. Will definitely make this again!"

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