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Quinoa has become a favored replacement for rice in part because it has higher amounts of zinc, calcium and magnesium. It also has fewer calories and carbs, and you’ll feel fuller longer due to quinoa’s higher fiber content. Enjoy this delish dish that even a toddler will love.
2 Tbs. of olive oil
2 onions, chopped
1 each green, red, and yellow bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
¾ cup of uncooked quinoa
4 cups of vegetable broth
1 Tbs. tomato puree
3 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
Italian seasoning to taste
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and all of the bell peppers; cook and stir for about five minutes. Add the garlic, and cook for about two more minutes. Stir the quinoa, vegetable stock and tomato puree.
Return to a boil, then cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes, or until quinoa grains are soft. Stir in the diced tomatoes and season with Italian seasoning. Cook until heated through, and then serve.
Thanks to www.allrecipes.com
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