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Kid-Friendly Quinoa: an Intro Recipe They'll Love

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Author: Angela Marinelli - Nourishment Connection


  • 1/2 cup quinoa rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup stock chicken or veggie
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 TBS non dairy butter substitute can use butter if you eat dairy
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots


Cooking the Quinoa

  • Bring stock to a boil.
  • Once it boils add a pinch of salt.
  • Add the quinoa and gently stir with a fork.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to bring the quinoa to a simmer.
  • Cook covered for 15-17 minutes on medium low heat until cooked.

Fluffing and Seasoning the Quinoa

  • When quinoa is cooked, all water should be absorbed, but the grain should not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Once cooked, turn off heat. Let the quinoa sit, covered for 5-10 minutes.
  • Then fluff it with a fork.
  • Add butter or butter substitute, salt and pepper to taste.

If Adding Veggies

  • Steam peas and carrots for 5-7 minutes.
  • Drain.
  • Stir into quinoa when adding butter/non-dairy butter substitute, sea salt and pepper.


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