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Cilantro Lime Quinoa

Quinoa has more protein than any other grain. It is gluten-free, contains 3 grams fiber per serving, and is a healthy alternative to any recipe that uses rice. Add a can of low-sodium black beans to boost the fiber and protein in this recipe.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: ½ cup

  • Calories 145
  • Carbohydrate 22 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Fat 0.0 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.5 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Dietary Fiber 2 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 35 mg
  • Potassium 270 mg

This Recipe Serves 6

Ingredients

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup quinoa
2 cups low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth (gluten-free if needed)
Juice of 2 limes
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Reduce the heat to low and add quinoa. Cook over a low heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly to make sure the quinoa doesn't burn.
  2. Add the chicken broth and the juice of 1 lime and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until done. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in the juice of 1 lime and chopped cilantro.

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Confirm all ingredients are gluten-free and this recipe can be made gluten-free.

Photo: Cilantro Lime Quinoa. PNC Photography: Photographer: Peter Papoulakos

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