Quinoa and Red kidney bean salad

I am always looking for healthy meals that are quick to prepare,the last thing I want to do when I get home from work is to make a lengthy meal. I came across a quinoa recipe in a food magazine that is simple yet full of flavor.

Quinoa and red kidney bean salad

2 cups quinoa
4 cups chicken stock
1 15ounce can of red kidney beans
1 small red onion
2 lemons squeezed
2 bunches of fresh basil
1/2 cup olive
salt and pepper to taste

  1. Using a fine mesh sieve , rinse quinoa with cold water.
  2. Put rinsed quinoa into rice cooker and add chicken stock,turn on rice cooker.
  3. In 20 minutes quinoa will be cooked, Let it cool down in a big bowl.
  4. Mix kidney beans, chopped onion and basil in the bowl.
  5. whisk olive oil, lemon juice and salt & pepper together
  6. Add olive oil mixture into bowl and serve

Serves 5

I served this with grilled salmon and a green salad, but this dish can also be served alone.Below is a picture of my  final product ,yummy!

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