Fluffy Lemon Quinoa Recipe

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Marcia Ford Modified: March 23, 2022
Fluffy Lemon Quinoa Recipe

How To Make Fluffy Lemon Quinoa

Bites of tangy lemon, peppery parsley, and fluffy quinoa makes this light, low-fat lemon quinoa dish the perfect accompaniment to hearty meals!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1tspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1cupquinoa
  • tbsplemon juice,fresh
  • 1cupchicken broth,reduced-sodium
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ½cupflat-leaf parsley,chopped
  • tbsplemon juice,fresh

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add the quinoa and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until lightly toasted.

  2. Stir in chicken broth and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 15 minutes, or until broth is absorbed and quinoa is tender.

  3. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Let cool slightly and stir in parsley and lemon juice. Adjust seasoning to taste.

  4. Serve warm or at room temperature alongside fish or meat, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 386.32kcal
  • Fat: 9.02g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.32g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.76g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.30g
  • Fiber: 6.51g
  • Sugar: 2.60g
  • Protein: 15.55g
  • Cholesterol: 3.60mg
  • Sodium: 475.21mg
  • Calcium: 65.82mg
  • Potassium: 711.29mg
  • Iron: 5.10mg
  • Vitamin A: 65.20µg
  • Vitamin C: 29.04mg
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