Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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
- In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add the next 5 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.
Editor's NoteLook for quinoa in the cereal, rice or organic food aisle.
Nutrition Facts2/3 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.
May 25, 2020
I took the suggestions of adding half broth and half water, and added veg with a few minutes left. This came out delicious! i think that the addition of lemon at the end brightens this dish up perfectly! This one's a keeper!
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.
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.
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!