I try to incorporate more quinoa into my diet since quinoa has so many health benefits.
Here is a recipe I found that is good. It would make a light lunch or a side dish to a meal. I like to use Bob's Red Mill tri-color quinoa. It makes an attractive dish.
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound mushrooms, sliced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
Cook the quinoa in the water until it is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Let stand covered.
Meanwhile, slice the mushrooms and prepare the garlic cloves. Combine with the thyme.
Pour the olive oil into a heated skillet. Saute the mushrooms, garlic and thyme for a few minutes. Mix in the quinoa and cook, stirring another 2 or 3 minutes.
At the table, add the salt and pepper and Parmesan.
As a side note: In my opinion, you can never have too much garlic! The recipe calls for 5 cloves. . . I used 7.
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