Just 6 ingredients and you've got yourself a healthy and delicious quinoa side dish perfect for any meal. 

Just 6 ingredients and you've got yourself a healthy and delicious quinoa side dish perfect for any meal. 


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Quinoa is freaking great for you. We all know that. But if you need more food for thought, try this interesting read from TIME, Quinoa: Should You Eat It? While obviously touting Quinoa's health benefits, it also touches on some of the implications our Quinoa craze is having on the world. 

Quinoa is a staple in our house as it's a great-for-you superfood that is hearty and versatile. It's easy to make and you can literally manipulate it to go with just about any main course (or heck, make it the main course). I always cook it in chicken stock or another flavorful liquid instead of water. That helps get rid of some of that dirt taste associated with quinoa (along with rinsing and draining it prior to cooking). 

This quinoa side dish was perfect served along side a simple piece of grilled chicken but, as I was eating, I was day dreaming of all of the other main courses this would pair delightfully with. Roasted rack of lamb, a medium-rare steak, or a broiled fish filet would all be pretty dang great with this dished up alongside it. 

So, without further delay, gather up these 6 simple ingredients - you're 20 minutes from yum. 

 Spinach and sun-dried tomato quinoa is ready in 20 minutes with only 6 ingredients. This healthy and delicious side dish will be a staple at your house. 

Spinach and sun-dried tomato quinoa is ready in 20 minutes with only 6 ingredients. This healthy and delicious side dish will be a staple at your house. 

Ingredients

1 c. quinoa - rinsed and drained

1/4 c. pulp free orange juice

1 1/4 c. chicken broth

2 c. chopped baby spinach

1/2 c. finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes

1/4 c. ricotta cheese

Directions

In a medium-sized sauce pan, bring quinoa, orange juice and chicken broth to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in spinach and sun-dried tomatoes. Mix until spinach is wilted. Turn off heat and stir in ricotta cheese until melted and evenly distributed. Cover until ready to serve. 

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