This grain is cooked the same way rice is cooked. Feel free to add other ingredients such as sun dried tomatoes and shredded zucchini for more texture and flavor.
Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter
- 1⁄2 cup diced onion
- 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and diced
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 1⁄2 cups chicken broth
- 1⁄2 tsp. salt
- 1⁄4 tsp. white pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Melt butter in a saucepan and sauté the onion until tender. Add the red pepper and quinoa and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Pour mixture into a baking dish, add chicken broth, salt, pepper, and bay leaf and stir to incorporate. Cover and bake for 45 minutes. Remove bay leaf and top with parsley before serving.