Quinoa Side Dish

This quinoa side dish is a nice alternative to rice. It's lighter and takes less time to cook.

Quinoa Side Dish
  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa

  • 2 cups vegetable broth

  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1 dash fresh lemon juice (Optional)

    1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add quinoa and toast, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.

    2. Remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl. Stir in garlic, parsley, thyme, salt, and onion until combined. Sprinkle lemon juice over top.

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