Sunday, May 13, 2012

Cilantro and Lime Quinoa

Cilantro and Lime Quinoa

I am on a mission to find fresh and healthy options for our summer meals ... my boys and hubby LOVE fish, so I thought to try a light and citrus based quinoa instead of rice.  Oh. My. Goodness.  So good.

In a saucepan, boil and cook your quinoa- I added 2 c quinoa with 4 c chicken stock.  Stir and let cook until stock is fully absorbed.

Once quinoa is cooked, place in a large bowl.  Stir in 1 1/2 tbsp fresh minced garlic and 1/2 tsp fresh pepper.  I sliced and juiced 4 limes and added the lime juice as well, stirring to be sure it was well incorporated.  Sprinkle 1 tsp of sugar over the top and stir in.  Finish by mixing in 1 c of chopped cilantro. 

This paired really well with the Mahi Mahi and I can't wait to make it again as a new 'go to' side for our summer BBQs!

1 comment:

  1. yum! we love quinoa over here too! ive been buying it instaead of rice lately, the extra protein is great for the kiddies too! I'm gonna have to try this! thanks girl!