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Quinoa with Broccoli and Bacon

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen



Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)

Dress up a plain quinoa dish with bacon bits and sautéed broccoli for a fresh and colorful side.


  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled

Nutrition Information

  • calories 170
  • fat 6.4 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • sodium 139 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat quinoa in a saucepan over medium-high heat; sauté 2 minutes. Add 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 13 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 2 minutes. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add broccoli florets; sauté 2 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons water; cover and reduce heat. Cook 2 minutes. Combine quinoa, broccoli, 2 teaspoons olive oil, salt, and bacon.

Cook's Notes

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