Garlic Quinoa Recipe -
Garlic Quinoa Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Garlic Quinoa

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"This is a quick and easy, basic quinoa recipe that we use in our house instead of rice as a great side."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic in melted butter until just browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Pour chicken broth into the saucepan; add quinoa and stir. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove saucepan from heat and rest mixture 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork.
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Mar 16, 2014

Delicious! I opted to roast a whole head of garlic and just add it to the quinoa/ chicken broth mixture instead of sauteing the garlic. The whole family loved it!

Jan 06, 2014

Made this for lunch, but cut it back to 2 servings. My first time having quinoa, i used lactose free margarine and my own chicken broth. I added peas for color. I Really liked it, my husband not so much. Guess it's not for everyone. Even though i found it took 5 minutes more to cook i gave it 5 stars cause its easy and tasty. Thank you for this recipe, i will be making it again.

Dec 29, 2013

We absolutely loved this recipe. My husband does not like to try new things, but when I saw this recipe had garlic, I thought maybe there was a chance he'd try it. He took three helpings!! I used minced garlic from a jar, and it was VERY garlicy (just the way I like it) but I can see that it may be too much for garlic "likers", not "lovers". I used the mixed Quinoa which gave it some added colour.

Mar 20, 2014

I made quinoa for the first time and I love garlic so I used this recipe. I also added a little chopped onion, yellow squash and a can of drained chunk chicken for protein. I was on my lunch break when I cooked it! Super easy and delicious.

Jul 23, 2014

Instead of butter, I use olive oil to saute the garlic. Also added some diced onion and saute with the garlic.

Jun 18, 2014

Full of flavor and totally awesome!! Had it with baked shrimp. Definitely a keeper!

Jun 11, 2014

This is my second time trying quinoa. First time was awful, but I decided to give it another shot with this recipe, definitely the right choice. My husband and I couldn't get enough of this! Can't wait to have it again! I do agree with another reviewer that it took an extra 5 minutes to cook.

May 11, 2014

This was exceptional, and I don't usually eat quinoa. Made it exactly as written.


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  • Calories
  • 192 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 5.7 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 503 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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