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Confetti Quinoa

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If you don't have quinoa, substitute brown rice or whole-wheat couscous, but be sure to adjust the cook time as needed. Confetti Quinoa Recipes for Kids

Note:

Prep Time: 20 minutes

What you need:

  • 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. Bring vegetable 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 water 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)

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: November 2011

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Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses and treatment, consult your doctor.

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