Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Vegetable Quinoa

Try this healthy and hearty dish!

Vegetable Quinoa


1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 – 14 1/2 oz. can vegetable broth
1/4 cup water
1 small onion, chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
1 small carrot, chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh broccoli
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. pepper


~In a non-stick saucepan coated with cooking spray, toast quinoa over medium heat until lightly browned. Add broth and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer uncovered for 12-15 minutes.

~Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute onion in oil for 2 minutes. Add the red pepper, carrot, broccoli, and garlic. Saute 3 minutes longer. Add basil and pepper. Cook and stir just until vegetables are tender.

~Stir in quinoa. Heat through.

Note: Check the cereal or rice aisle for quinoa (“Qin-wah”).

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