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Herbed Organic Quinoa

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Ingredients
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Coarse salt To Taste
  Quinoa 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Shallot 1 Small
  Champagne vinegar 3 Tablespoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated zest of lemon 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
  Chopped flat leaf parsley/Basil/ herbs of choice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
Directions

Wash quinoa in 3 changes of cold water through a sieve.

Cook quinoa in a medium pot of boiling salted water, uncovered, until almost tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain in sieve, then set sieve over same pot above 1 inch of simmering water (bottom of sieve should not touch water).

Cover quinoa with a folded tea or kitchen towel. Cover sieve with a lid (it does not need to fit tightly) and steam over simmering water for about 8-10 minutes until fluffy, tender , and dry. Remove lid and pot from heat. Let stand covered with towel, 5 minutes.

Combine shallot, vinegar, zest, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in oil until emulsified.

Transfer quinoa to a large bowl and stir in fresh herbs and 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Interest: 
Healthy
Restriction: 
Low Cholesterol, Low Sugar
Servings: 
4
This is a super high in protein dish. The chef has really explained all the steps so nicely and it is a versatile dish. You can use it as a side dish to meat or fish. The organic herbs add a good zest to the quinoa.

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