This is a very easy side dish that qualifies both as a vegetable and a starch. You could even use it as a stuffing. Best of all, it is low in fat and salt, without sacrificing flavor.
1/3 C quinoa
2 C frozen spinach (still frozen)
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp salt
1. Combine all ingredients and 1/3 C water in a medium saucepan. Slowly bring to a boil, which is about when the spinach is thawed. Stir, cover, reduce heat, and simmer until water is absorbed and quinoa is cooked, about 15 minutes. If too dry, add 2 Tb water and cook until absorbed.