Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lemony Quinoa

My favorite citrus kitchen gadgets.
Lemony Quinoa

1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
1 3/4 cups water
1/4 to ½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 lemon (for zest and juice)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  1. Using a fine-mesh strainer, rinse and drain quinoa.
  2. In a medium-sized pot, combine water, quinoa, and salt.
  3. Bring to boil, reduce to a simmer, cover with a lid, and cook on low for 18 to 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the finely grated zest of the lemon, the lemon juice (my lemon gave off 2 tablespoons of juice), the olive oil, parsley, and crushed red pepper flakes. Stir to combine and set aside.
  5. When the quinoa is done (all liquid is absorbed), fluff the quinoa with fork. Add the parsley-mixture to the quinoa and stir with a fork to incorporate. Makes 3 to 4 servings.

My lunches for work... lemony quinoa, steamed broccoli, and left over grilled chicken.  It was very tasty. 


affectioknit said...

That sounds delicious and I have quinoa!

Tessa said...

I love this idea for weekly lunches. Sounds delicious!