1 cup quinoa
2 cups water or vegetable broth
½ tablespoon olive oil
1 cup carrots, shredded
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and slightly chopped
8 sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil) chopped
1 green onion, thinly slice
1. Rinse quinoa before cooking to remove the coating of a bitter substance called saponins.
2. Bring water to a boil.
3. Stir in quinoa, cover and simmer 15 minutes.
4. Heat olive oil in a skillet, sauté carrots, artichoke hearts and garlic (do not overcook garlic-it will become bitter)
5. Stir in remaining ingredients and heat through.
Nutrition facts: 4, 6 servings: 206, 137calories: 40, 26g carbs, 7.5, 5g protein, 5, 3.5g fat,