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Herbed Lemon Quinoa

Orange Icon  Herbed Lemon Quinoa

Orange Icon  Herbed Lemon Quinoa

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Submitted by: Barbara Dodson

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Servings: 6

An easy side dish; adjust the herbs to your liking! Great with chicken or fish.

  • 1 c. quinoa, white, organic
  • 1 tbs. coconut oil, raw, extra-virgin, organic
  • 2 c. water, purified
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano, dried, organic
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme, dried, organic
  • 1/4 tsp. rosemary, dried, organic
  • 2 tbs. lemon juice, pure, organic
  • 1 tsp. sea salt, unrefined and pure
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper, ground, organic
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest, from fresh, organic lemons
  • 3 tbs. parsley, fresh, organic

Place the quinoa in a large bowl; fill with cold water. Stir to release any foreign particles. Drain into a strainer and repeat the rinsing and draining process two more times.

Over medium-high heat, heat the coconut oil in a large saucepan. Add the rinsed quinoa and cook, stirring, until the quinoa makes a cracking noise and has a slightly nutty aroma, about 5 minutes. Stir in the water, oregano, thyme, and rosemary. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered about 15 minutes.

Stir in lemon juice, salt, pepper, lemon zest, and parsley. Simmer, covered, about 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve warm.