Submitted by: Barbara Dodson
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
An easy side dish; adjust the herbs to your liking! Great with chicken or fish.
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.