Cook quinoa as directed on package, adding garlic to the cooking water along with the quinoa.
Add remaining ingredients; cook and stir 1 to 2 min. or until cheese is completely melted.
Before cooking, the quinoa should be rinsed to remove the bitter resin-like powdery coating, called saponin. Saponin forms soapy-looking "suds" when the seeds are rinsed in water.
In South America, when saponin is removed from the quinoa, it is used as a laundry detergent or as an antiseptic for skin injuries.
The quinoa in this South American-inspired dish is a good source of iron.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 24g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 10 servings, about 1/2 cup each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.