Creamy Parmesan-Garlic Quinoa

Creamy Parmesan-Garlic Quinoa
Serves 4
Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and fiber. It is one of only a few plant foods that are considered a complete protein and comprised of all pernine essential amino acids. Quinoa also has a high protein to carbohydrate ratio when compared to other grain products. It was proposed by NASA to be an ideal food for long duration space flights.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup quinoa
  2. 1-3/4 cups water (could use vegetable broth)
  3. 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  4. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Rinse quinoa very well under cold running water in a fine mesh sieve then drain well and set aside.
  2. Heat extra virgin olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat then add garlic and sauté until barely golden brown, stirring constantly (watch closely as it can go from golden brown to burnt very quickly!)
  3. Add quinoa then toast for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  4. Add water then turn heat up to high and bring to a boil.
  5. Place a lid on top then turn heat down to medium-low and cook until nearly all the liquid has been absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.
  6. Stir in parmesan cheese then serve.
Tatjana Popovic | International Health Coach http://www.totallywellness.com/