Quinoa Soup Recipe

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Quinoa is an excellent addition to a variety of soups. It acts as a thickener, adds flavor, and provides so much nutritional value that even a simple soup made with quinoa can be the basis for a complete meal.
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup carrots - chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery - chopped
  • 1/2 cup onions or scallions - chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1/2 cup quinoa - rinsed
  • 2 cups chicken - cooked and diced
  • 1/4 cup parsley - chopped fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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  • In a large saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add ½ cup chopped carrots, ½ cup chopped celery, and ½ cup chopped onions or scallions to the heated oil and sauté for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables just start to brown.
  • Stir in 2 cups of water and 3 cups of chicken stock or broth and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in ½ cup of rinsed quinoa, 2 cups of cooked and diced chicken, ¼ cup finely chopped parsley, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon black pepper, and ½ teaspoon salt. Cover the pan, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Adjust the seasoning if necessary and serve. This recipe yields approximately 8 one-cup servings.
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