Cilantro Lime Quinoa

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup dry quinoa (rinsed)
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 clove of garlic chopped and minced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves plus extra to taste
  • 1/2 lime, zest, and juice
  • 2 Tbls Simple Girl bouillon stock (recipe is on the label of Simple Girl dry bouillon) -
  • salt + pepper to taste
Preparation
  1. First, rinse and drain your quinoa using a mesh strainer or sieve.
  2. Bring a medium saucepan to medium heat and lightly toast the quinoa to remove any excess water. If adding garlic, add it now. Stir as it toasts for just a few minutes. This step is optional but really adds to the nuttiness and fluff factor of the quinoa!
  3. Next, add your water, set the burner to high, and bring to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered with the lid slightly ajar, for 12-13 minutes or until quinoa is fluffy and the liquid has been absorbed.
  5. Add chopped cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  6. cook for another 3-4 minutes if there is visible liquid in the pan.
  7. Toss to combine and taste.  You might want more lime juice, cilantro, and spices!
Optional Ideas
Chef Notes: If you are not a strict vegetarian, using Imagine Chicken stock makes this even better.

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