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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.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small nonstick saucepan, cook quinoa and garlic in hot oil over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

  • 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 Facts

2/3 cup
112 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 15.7g; dietary fiber 1.8g; sugars 0.9g; fat 3.6g; saturated fat 0.5g; vitamin a iu 235.6IU; vitamin c 2.8mg; folate 46.9mcg; calcium 25.6mg; iron 1.3mg; magnesium 47.7mg; potassium 179.4mg; sodium 216.8mg.

1 starch, 1/2 fat, 1/2 vegetable