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(Adriano Valentini/The Globe and Mail)

Quinoa side dish Add to ...

This recipe is a basic way to start serve quinoa at home and would go well with almost any main course.



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  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Ready time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa

1 to 2 tbsp olive oil

1/4 tsp salt

fresh ground pepper

squeeze of fresh lemon

2 tbsp chopped cilantro

Method

Rinse quinoa well before using (1 to 2 minutes under running water).

Fill a medium pot with water, add a pinch of salt and bring to a boil.

Add the quinoa and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the quinoa is soft and a little chewy. You will also see a little white ring around the kernel, another sign that it is done.

Strain the quinoa and put it back in the pot.

Add olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon and cilantro.

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