10/25/12

Quinoa with Asian Flavors

Upon deciding to whip together that Healthy Sesame Chicken, I knew that some sort of a quinoa situation was going to need to happen. 

I mean why not?  Quinoa is pretty much like a beige couch.  Or a little black dress.  Or a noodle.  

Sounds like a test question, eh?  What do the following unrelated things have in common?  Dresses and couches and noodles?  Well.  They are all good vehicles.  Quinoa is a good vehicleErgo.  They are all pretty much the same thing.  Right?  Right.  

Soooo.  One of the reasons that I'm glad that I have that 45 5 lb bag of quinoa is because it's like an insta-side dish all the timeIt's the new brown rice.  Or little black dress.  Or something.....       
Quinoa with Asian Flavors
adapted from All Recipes

2 tsp olive oil
1 cup of uncooked quinoa
2 cups fat free chicken broth
2 tbl soy sauce
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1 clove of garlic, chopped
2 green onions, chopped

In a medium sauce pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.  Add the quinoa and saute for 2-3 minutes.  Add the chicken broth, soy sauce, ginger and garlic.  Increase heat and bring to a boil.  Cover and reduce to a simmer.  Simmer until all liquid has been absorbed, about 25-30 minutes. Fluff with a fork and stir in green onions.  

Serving size 1/2 cup (makes about five)
Points plus 4      

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