Prep: 1 minute; Cook: 15 minutes; Stand: 5 minutes. Quinoa is a high-protein grain that has been around since ancient times and is common in South American cuisines. Look for it in the organic section of the grocery store or in the grains section.
1 cup water
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup golden raisins
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice (about 1/4 lemon)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan; add quinoa and raisins. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Add oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper; fluff with a fork.