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How to season quinoa

How to Season Quinoa


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Here’s how to season quinoa so it tastes irresistible! This recipe will convince even quinoa haters take another bite.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa (1 cup dry)*
  • 1 tablespoon butter (olive oil or coconut oil for vegan)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Optional: 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh herbs, like chives, basil, dill, oregano, thyme, cilantro, or Italian parsley, 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles

Instructions

  1. Rinse the quinoa using a fine mesh strainer, then drain completely. Place quinoa in a saucepan with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and simmer where the water is just bubbling for about 15 to 17 minutes, until the water has been completely absorbed. Check by pulling back the quinoa with a fork to see if water remains.
  2. Turn off the heat and let sit with the lid on to steam for 5 minutes, then fluff the quinoa with a fork.
  3. Stir in the butter, dried oregano, garlic powder, and kosher salt. If using fresh herbs, stir in the herbs (and feta cheese, if using). Taste and add additional salt if necessary.

Notes

*Other seasoning options: Mix the quinoa with 1/4 cup basil pesto, or stir in 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, herbes de Provence, or Greek seasoning.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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