This is an easy dish as a side. If you want to add some protein, I suggest adding a can of rinsed chickpeas at the end (to warm) for a vegetarian meal, or some diced pre-cooked chicken. Double the ingredients and you have an easy work-day lunch as this can be eaten hot or cold!
¾ cup dry quinoa (pre-rinsed)
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 dash salt
½ tbsp turmeric
1 dash black pepper
2 cups broccoli, chopped
In a saucepan place 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add the quinoa and simmer until the water is absorbed (about 10-15 minutes). Or you can be lazy like me, and just use a rice cooker so you can do other things!
Melt coconut oil in a skillet. Add diced onions, turmeric, pepper and salt, and lightly sauté for a few minutes.
Add broccoli and lightly sauté for 5-6 minutes, until it becomes softened.
Add the cooked quinoa and stir everything together.
Serve & enjoy!