Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
1 cup quinoa
3 tablespoons butter
1⁄2 cup pine nuts
1 Steam: Set up a steamer or improvise by setting a colander inside a large pot. Fill pot with water to a depth of 1 inch. Line steamer basket or colander with a clean kitchen towel. Rinse and drain quinoa; scrape it onto the kitchen towel. Cover pot. Heat to a boil, and let steam until quinoa has unspiraled and turned translucent in the center, about 15 minutes.
2 Brown: Heat butter in a small skillet set over medium-high heat. Add pine nuts. Cook, stirring, until both butter and nuts have browned, about 5 minutes.
3 Serve: Scrape steamed quinoa into a serving bowl. Drizzle on nuts and butter. Mix with a fork. Sprinkle with salt. Enjoy warm.