Lemon Thyme Quinoa
Lemon Thyme Quinoa is fairly simple and one of the reasons I love quinoa is that it is simple to make, absorbs flavor easily and packs a lot of healthy nutrition
- 10 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 1 lemon
- 2 cups quinoa
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 1 dried red chili pepper optional
In a saucepan add 3 cups of chicken stock, dried red chili pepper and thyme tied together with kitchen twine for easy removal.
Using a vegetable peeler, cut a 2-3 inch strip off the lemon, getting the rind only, not the white part. Drop that in the chicken stock with juice from half the lemon and bring to a boil.
Rinse the quinoa in a sieve under cold water for several minutes until well rinsed. Add to the boiling stock and stir.
Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and discard the thyme bundle, red pepper and lemon peel. Fluff with fork and serve as a side dish to your favorite meal.
Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 469mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 9.8mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 3mg