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Tomato Basil Quinoa
2 tbs. butter or olive oil
¼ cup chopped yellow onions
1 cup of quinoa
1 ½ cup of chicken stock (vegetable is fine too)
Handful of basil leaves, sliced
3-4 tomatoes, chopped
1 tbs. crushed garlic
Pinch of crushed red pepper
Sautee onions, crushed red pepper, and garlic over medium high heat in butter until onions are translucent (You may want to add the garlic after the onions have cooked for a bit so it doesn’t burn). When they are done, add the quinoa and stir, coating it with the butter. Add in the stock and reduce the heat to medium low. Put on the lid and cook until the quinoa has absorbed all of the liquid. If it does not taste done, you can add more stock as needed.
Chop up the tomatoes and basil and add to pot when quinoa is done cooking. Stir, incorporating all the elements, and then take off the heat and let sit and steam. When it is ready, sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over as desired.