I just LOVE quinoa, I'm not sure why I don't have it way more. It's so delicious, and so healthy. It's even a compete protein all on it's own.
The last few days it's been a little chilly, and there has been some light rain. I really love Fall and Winter, so this is great for me. I've been pretending it's Winter lately. I've been making hot cocoa, soups, snuggling up in blankets, frolicking in the rain, and so much more.
Right, anyway, back to the soup. I don't cook quinoa much, and wasn't sure how long it would take to cook, so I cooked it separately. But if you are very familiar with it's cooking time, you can cook it in the soup itself.
So anyway, I started the quinoa cooking in a pot. (1 1/2 cups raw)
And started the vegetable broth boiling (4 cups I think?) I started chopping some veggies. Carrots, squash, onions, and chard. Once the broth was boiling, I added the veggies and some herbs and bay leaves. After a while the quinoa was done, and the veggies were almost tender. I added some lemon juice (I think it was one lemon, but it may have only been half) and some frozen peas and stirred. Once the veggies were tender, I added the quinoa, stirred, and served.
It was delicious.