Thai Quinoa

Thai Quinoa


  • 1 ½ cups dry quinoa
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 6 leaves fresh basil, finely chopped 3 sprigs fresh cilantro, leaves gently torn f discard stems)
  • ½ cup minced red onion (about 1/2 small red onion)
  • ½ firm mango, not too ripe, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/s-inch dice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Rinse the quinoa thoroughly either in a strainer or in a pot and drain. (Do skip. 1 this step or a bitter-tasting, natural soap-like coating will remain.) Once the quinoa, 1 I’ drained, place it into a medium pot with the water. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the water is absorbed, about I 0-1 5 minutes or until the grains turn translucent and the outer layer pops off. Drain.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the minced jalapeno, basil, cilantro red onion, and mango. Drizzle in the oil, soy sauce, ½ teaspoon salt, and lime juice and stir to combine.

Add the drained quinoa and toss to combine. Season with salt to taste. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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