Lemon Quinoa and Sautéed Vegetables

This recipe comes from www.food.com.

This is my favorite basic quinoa recipe.  It comes out with the perfect firmness and flavor every time.  I make a few alterations, though.  First of all, I try to sprout my quinoa.  Secondly, I use squeeze a whole lemon into the cooking water, as well as squeezing in the lemon juice at Step 8.  I like my Lemon Quinoa very lemony.  I also do not like it over cooked, so I reduce the  water overall.  Pair this quinoa with your favorite veggies sautéed with some garlic and extra virgin olive oil and you’ll be in healthy vegan heaven.

Directions

  1. Place the quinoa in a large bowl.
  2. Fill with cold water.
  3. Drain into a strainer and repeat the rinsing and draining 4 more times.
  4. Over medium-high heat, heat the oil in a 2-quart saucepan.
  5. Add the rinsed quinoa and cook, stirring, until the quinoa makes cracking and popping noises, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in the water, marjoram, thyme, and rosemary.
  7. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, 15 minutes.
  8. Stir in the parsley, lemon juice, salt, lemon rind, and pepper.
  9. Simmer, covered, 5 minutes longer.
  10. Fluff with a fork.
  11. Serve with your favorite sautéed vegetables.

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