Garden Fresh Quinoa

Garden Fresh Quinoa

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Quinoa is a whole grain and contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. With its high fiber and antioxidant content it's easy to see why everyone is talking about quinoa these days! Try it with garden vegetables in this delicious, quick-and-easy dish.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • ¼ cup quinoa, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ¾ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • ⅓ cup chopped seeded cucumber
  • 1 large green onion, thinly sliced, or 3 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil
  • Fresh basil (optional)

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  1. In a small nonstick saucepan, cook quinoa and garlic in hot oil over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender. Remove from heat. Stir in cucumber, green onion and snipped basil. If desired, garnish with additional basil.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ⅔ cup
  • Per serving: 112 calories; 4 g fat(0 g sat); 2 g fiber; 16 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 47 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 236 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 26 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 217 mg sodium; 179 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, ½ fat, ½ vegetable

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