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Red Quinoa w/Broccoli & Feta Cheese

on February 15, 2011

Well I’m now in my third week of the new job. Still exhausted from standing for 8 hours a day, in shoes! The blogs won’t be done every day as before but I am working on it.

I had some red quinoa in the pantry and since we haven’t had it in a while I came up with a quick side dish. I had just bought some fresh broccoli so I incorporated it into the mix. This was a pretty simple recipe and it came out great. We have enough for leftovers! I served it with roasted chicken breasts and it was delicious. We prefer to eat it hot/warm but it can also be eaten cold. It’s your choice.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup red quinoa, rinsed

2 cups water or chicken broth

2 cups chopped broccoli florets

3-4 cloves garlic, chopped

3 tablespoons olive oil

1-2 tablespoons roasted garlic butter (see recipe)

½ cup fat-free crumbled feta cheese

salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a small saucepan add the rinsed quinoa and water/broth. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, covered for about 20-25 minutes. Or until all the liquid is absorbed.

2. Meanwhile  in a medium saucepan add the olive oil and garlic and sauté until golden brown. Add the chopped broccoli and sauté for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and chop finely on a cutting board.

3. Add broccoli and roasted garlic butter to cooked quinoa and mix well, till butter is melted in. Add the feta cheese and mix well. Serve!


5 responses to “Red Quinoa w/Broccoli & Feta Cheese

  1. Great side that you created. I like my quinoa done with a broth not water, yours looks really good, thanks for the idea.

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  2. Ohh yum! I love quinoa, but have never tried the red variety. I’ll have to keep an eye out at the grocery store, because this looks delicious!

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    • It’s funny, I thought of you when I made this recipe. I remember how you said you loved quinoa! I found the red quinoa in Whole Foods in their bulk food aisle. I think it has more fiber than regular if I remember correctly.

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  3. biz319 says:

    That looks delicious! Thanks for your comment the other day about my husband in the hospital – I appreciate it!! (And I just figured out how to go on the internet with my blackberry!)

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