Lemon Herb Quinoa

  • Lemon Herb Quinoa as a side dish.

    1 cup quinoa

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried marjoram or oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh lemon rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  1. Place the quinoa in a large bowl.
  2. Fill with cold water.
  3. Drain into a strainer and repeat the rinsing and draining 4 more times.
  4. Over medium-high heat, heat the oil in a 2-quart saucepan.
  5. Add the rinsed quinoa and cook, stirring, until the quinoa makes cracking and popping noises, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in the water, marjoram, thyme, and rosemary.
  7. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, 15 minutes.
  8. Stir in the parsley, lemon juice, salt, lemon rind, and pepper.
  9. Simmer, covered, 5 minutes longer.
  10. Fluff with a fork.

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