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5-Ingredient Garlic Butter Quinoa

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

This delicious garlic butter quinoa recipe is one of the easiest recipes you'll ever make! It uses just 5 ingredients, one pan and goes well with everything!

Garlic Butter Quinoa -- made in just one pan and only 5 INGREDIENTS!

I'm visiting my parents in Vermont right now and we've been lucky enough to have some pretty spectacular weather. We got a big snowstorm a few days ago and it's been sunny ever since. The fields around their house are practically sparkling in the sunshine, Trevi is having a blast and I even managed to get out and ski this morning!

When I'm up here, I tend to do most of the cooking. Not because my parents don't like to cook, but because I like to take full advantage of their grown-up sized kitchen and test recipes. So far, I've gotten two sweet goodies done, the quinoa paella you saw this week and now this delicious garlic butter quinoa.

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Garlic Butter Quinoa -- made in just one pan and only 5 INGREDIENTS!

You guys have really been loving these 5-ingredient recipes – btw if you haven't tried the 5-Ingredient Lemon Turmeric Quinoa, it's a MUST – so we're going to just keep rolling with this theme.

Today is all about comfort flavors. We're talking all the butter and ALL the garlic.

Those two just go perfectly together!

Garlic Butter Quinoa -- made in just one pan and only 5 INGREDIENTS!

You guys know I don't eat dairy, so I decided to use a vegan butter spread to get that nice buttery flavor into the quinoa, but you could certainly also use regular butter or ghee.

For the garlic, we're using organic garlic powder from Simply Organic. What I love about using their garlic powder – and I use it in pretty much everything – is that you get that nice garlic flavor without having to do an extra step of cooking. No chopping, no mincing, no sauteeing, but still all that incredible garlic flavor.

And of course, since it's a powder, it's easy to stir in and gets incorporated evenly throughout the entire dish.

Honestly, if I had to choose the top 3 spices I use most frequently, garlic powder would definitely be in that mix. I use it in everything from salad dressings, pasta sauces, homemade dips, and even stir fries. It brings out that intense garlic flavor in a convenient, easy-to-use shaker!

How to make the BEST garlic butter quinoa using just 5 ingredients!

How to make the BEST garlic butter quinoa using just 5 ingredients!

In addition to this recipe only using 5 ingredients, you also just need one pot. Basically, we're going to cook the quinoa like we normally would – in a liquid, then simmer until fluffy – and just add in the flavorings.

So we put the quinoa, garlic powder, butter and salt in the pan, then add the vegetable broth, bring the mixture to a boil and simmer it until it's fluffy. So simple!

How to make the BEST garlic butter quinoa using just 5 ingredients!

The FLUFFIEST Garlic Butter Quinoa made with just 5 simple ingredients!

We're using vegetable broth instead of water to help give this garlic butter quinoa even more flavor. The vegetable broth adds a touch of saltiness, while also complementing the butter really nicely.

If you're not a veggie broth fan, you have other options. You could use chicken broth, water or you could also do water and a chicken/vegetable bouillon cube. Either method will give you the same effect: a flavorful quinoa dish that goes well with everything!

And when I say everything, I really mean it!

The FLUFFIEST Garlic Butter Quinoa made with just 5 simple ingredients!

This is one of those recipes that you can serve a million and one ways. From breakfast, to lunch, to dinner, to leftovers, to sides, to dessert (wait…what!? jk). Garlic + butter + anything = heaven

Well, okay, maybe not a million different ways, but you get the idea. It's a versatile recipe and you're gonna love it!

Here are some ways that I recommend trying it:

  • For lunch/dinner: toss it with sauteed mushrooms, broccoli and chicken (or chickpeas)
  • For breakfast: serve it warm with a fried egg, some salsa and sliced avocado
  • For leftovers: add on top of arugula with chopped tomatoes and white beans
  • As a side: serve warm with grilled chicken (or tofu), roasted asparagus and a salad
  • And for dessert: ummm yeah, I got nothing there πŸ˜‰

This super FLUFFY Garlic Butter Quinoa uses just 5 ingredients and goes well with everything!!

5-Ingredient Garlic Butter Quinoa

This delicious garlic butter quinoa recipe is one of the easiest recipes you'll ever make! It uses just 5 ingredients, one pan and goes well with everything!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, garlic butter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Standing time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 190 kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter or butter/ghee
  • 3 - 4 teaspoons Simply Organic Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups vegetable broth

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir until butter has melted. Cover and reduce to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove lid, take off the heat and fluff with a fork. Let stand for 5 minutes then serve.
Nutrition Facts
5-Ingredient Garlic Butter Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Sodium 786mg 33%
Potassium 266mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 7.7%
Calcium 2%
Iron 11.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This FLUFFY garlic butter quinoa recipe is one of the easiest recipes you'll ever make! It uses just 5 ingredients, one pan and goes with everything!
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  1. I will definitely try it soon!
    Can I use real garlic? I have some already chopped in a jar that I bought at the store… How much should I use?
    Thank you πŸ™‚

  2. SO garlicky!! I love garlic but only 3 teaspoons since garlic powder is strong stuff. OMG! The whole family skipped it πŸ™ except Grandpa who can’t taste anymore

  3. This sounds so good and I can’t wait to make it however my bag of quinoa states to rinse before cooking. I don’t recall your recipe saying to do that. Should we rinse before cooking the quinoa?

  4. Too garlicky! Recipe calls for 3 -4 teaspoons of garlic powder, I used 3 and it was way too much. And I love garlic. Maybe you meant 3/4?

  5. I made this last night, it was so good, I used chicken broth, but it was still amazing! Planning on putting the leftovers in my salad! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Omg soooo goood. But to much garlic for me so instead I only put 1 tps and a half. But still super goood πŸ˜™πŸ˜™

  7. I make this every week now! I love it so much, I always add chopped, sauteed brussel sprouts to it as well- so yummy!

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