Quinoa-Broccoli soup

Makes 4-5 servings

Ingredients:

1 cup water
1/2 cup quinoa
4 cups vegetable broth or 2 (14.5 oz) cans vegetable broth
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup diced carrot
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 cups broccoli, broccolini, rabe or broccoflower, (or try a mix) washed and chopped coarsely
salt and pepper to taste.

Directions

Rinse quinoa before cooking to remove the coating of a bitter substance called saponins.
Bring water to a boil.
Stir in quinoa, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add broth, onion and carrot
Simmer for 10 minutes.
Add broccoli and simmer 5 more minutes.
Salt and pepper to taste
Enjoy!

NOTE: Reduce cooking times for a crunchier vegetable.

Nutrition facts: 110 calories; 20 gm carbohydrates; 4 gm protein; 1 gm fat

Variations:
Add any additional vegetables you desire. Try other flavored broths. I love mushroom broth with broccoli and quinoa!

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