Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
- In a small nonstick saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook onion and carrot in oil for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the broth, water and salt; bring to a boil.
- Add quinoa. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from the heat. Fluff with a fork.
Editor's NoteLook for quinoa in the cereal, rice or organic food aisle.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 198 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 434mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.
Apr 26, 2018
This side dish is easy to make and is great for serving with a more flavorful main dish. It has a simple flavor that compliments the rest of the meal.
Apr 24, 2015
Super bland--was disappointed. I agree with some of the other reviewers--it definitely is in need of something more. Kinda annoyed now that I see there are green onions in the picture, but the recipe never called for any, so I didn't make it that way. Maybe that would have given it more flavor.
Jun 3, 2014
Good Day! Am *new* to Quinoa vs. starchy *stuff*, Truly hoping to acquaint **new TOH Friends* in this manner, J.
Jan 15, 2014
I used two small-medium size carrots (we like carrots!). It can easily be adapted with other veggies. It was very easy and yummy - thanks for sharing!
Aug 6, 2013
I make this frequently when I want to change up the side dish habit away from potatoes or rice. I've also diced up broccoli and zucchini to add in. I also replaced the 1/4 cup of water with a 1/4 of white wine or chicken broth.
Dec 24, 2012
I love quinoa! It is so versatile and healthy. You can add anything to it. I have added every vegetable in my fridge to it, mixed it with vegetable, chicken and beef broth. It's great as a side or as a main course, with or without meat.
Sep 20, 2012
Very easy to make and went perfect with some steaks we had.
Feb 10, 2012
Tried this recipe for my first attempt at ever making or eating Quinoa. I used baby carrots in the recipe (thats what I had on hand) and I thought it was delicious. A good base recipe to add things too like green scallions or whatnot. It did take a longer time than stated to cook all of the broth out but this recipe made me fall in love with this healthy grain! Thanks for sharing it!
Mar 24, 2011
I used more carrots and more onions, so that I could count this as a starch and a veggie, and it was blah. It definitely needs something green (like in the picture) and needs something more for flavor. Not sure what, but will probably try again.
May 25, 2010
This needed something. It was very bland. It needs fresh herbs and more vegetables.