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Quinoa has been called a superfood. After looking at its nutritional make-up, it’s easy to understand why.
Quinoa is a good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus and calcium. It’s also high in magnesium and iron. That, and it has a ton of protein.
Here’s to good food and good health!
Quinoa With Caramelized Onions
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 and 1/2 onions, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed and drained
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook onions and garlic in 2 tablespoons of the oil until tender and lightly caramelized (20 minutes).
- Heat remaining 1 tablespoon of oil with quinoa and saute until lightly golden and fragrant. Add 2 1/2 cups water and 3/4 teaspoon salt and cook covered for 12 to 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed.
- Fluff quinoa and add onions, lemon zest and thyme. Season to taste and serve with roasts, grilled meats and fish.