September 10, 2013

Recipe of the Day: Confetti Quinoa for the Kids!

Recipe courtesy of
Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • 1½ cups low-sodium vegetable stock or water
  • 1 cup quinoa, thoroughly rinsed and drained
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup frozen chopped, mixed vegetables such as peas, carrots, green beans, corn
Equipment and supplies:
  • Medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Fork
What to do:
  1. Add vegetable stock or water to medium saucepan.
  2. With an adult's help, bring stock or water to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Stir in quinoa, salt, and pepper.
  4. Switch heat to low and cover pot with lid.
  5. Cook until liquid is evaporated and quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.
  6. Remove lid and stir in veggies with a fork.
  7. Place lid back on quinoa so that the heat from the quinoa cooks the vegetables.
  8. Serve immediately or place into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
How much does this recipe make?
  • 4 servings (consider making a double batch to serve for dinner and lunches)

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