Lemon Herb Quinoa

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Servings: 6
READY IN
30mins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon dried marjoram or 3/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon grated fresh lemon rind
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
Directions
  • Place the quinoa in a large bowl.
  • Fill with cold water.
  • Drain into a strainer and repeat the rinsing and draining 4 more times.
  • Over medium-high heat, heat the oil in a 2-quart saucepan.
  • Add the rinsed quinoa and cook, stirring, until the quinoa makes cracking and popping noises, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the water, marjoram, thyme, and rosemary.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, 15 minutes.
  • Stir in the parsley, lemon juice, salt, lemon rind, and pepper.
  • Simmer, covered, 5 minutes longer.
  • Fluff with a fork.