Italian Marinara Quinoa Recipe
Angela Marinelli - Nourishment Connection
Rinse the quinoa in a bowl or fine strainer until the water runs clear then drain.
Over high heat bring tomato sauce and water to a boil.
Once it boils, add the quinoa. Stir and reduce the heat to medium low, bringing the quinoa to a simmer.
Let it cook covered for 15-20 minutes on low to medium low heat until all liquid is absorbed and it's tender.
Once quinoa is cooked turn off heat. Let the quinoa sit for 5-10 minutes covered. Then fluff it with a fork.
Mix in most of the chopped basil with the quinoa, reserving a couple tablespoons to top the quinoa when you plate it.
Spoon into bowls.
Top with fresh basil and serve.
*For me, even though quinoa is a complete protein, adding my healthier meatballs completes this dish. But eat it how you like it!
Copywright: Angela Marinelli, Nourishment Connection 2013