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

Recipe by Cooking Light November 2014


Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen

Recipe Summary

Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.


Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

170 calories; fat 6.4g; saturated fat 1.2g; sodium 139mg.