L quinoa

Yes another quiona. It is just so unbelievably versatile and delicious. This zingy yet mild dish makes a great extra for holiday meals. It is hearty and healthy and goes with everything and cooks in 15 minutes. So no panic.

Lemon Saffron Quinoa

Yes another quinoa. It is just so unbelievably versatile and delicious. This zingy yet mild dish makes a great extra for holiday meals. It is hearty and healthy and goes with everything and cooks in 15 minutes. So no panic.

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 2 Shallots diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic diced
  • 3 Carrots diced
  • 2 stalks Celery chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Saffron threads crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cups Quinoa
  • 3 cups Chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 3/4 cups Parsley chopped
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest

Instructions
 

  • Heat Olive oil in a medium saucepan. Add Shallots, garlic, carrots, celery, salt and pepper and cook until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Add saffron and quinoa, and cook, stirring 1 minute more.
  • Add broth, lemon juice and lemon zest. Bring to a simmer; cover and reduce heat to low until all liquid has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  • Turn off heat, let sit 10 more minutes. Add parsley and extra lemon zest.