Side Dishes

Quinoa

Red Quinoa With  Peas

Quinoa is a South American grain that is nutritionally a super food.  It is high in protein and fiber and is a great alternative to rice or couscous.  This grain also works well in soups and stews!

· ½ pound of quinoa (red or white)
· Sea salt
· Garlic salt
· Olive oil
· Cilantro finely chopped
· 3 quarts boiling water with salt

Rinse Quinoa in cold water in a strainer.  Once Salt water has come to a boil, put in the Quinoa and stir.  Boil Quinoa until the grain opens and the center of the grain is translucent (about 15-17 minutes).   Drain Quinoa thoroughly and return it to the same pot.  Drizzle olive oil on the Quinoa and toss with a fork.  Add salt, garlic salt and cilantro.  Toss again.  Put lid on the pot and allow Quinoa to stand on low heat for 5 minutes.

Serve as a side dish with any meal!

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