Packed with butternut squash, … To make the process even easier, when making this Brown Rice and Quinoa Salad I used a brown rice and quinoa packet I got at Costco (pictured below). Everything is already cooked all I had to do was microwave the packet. Another one of my favorite salads using quinoa is a copycat recipe … Naturally gluten free and made with only a few ingredients, it goes with any dinner! Stir in basmati rice, quinoa, tomatoes, raisins, parsley, salt, pepper, allspice, and sage. Advertisement Add the carrot and cook until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer until broth is absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat until translucent, about 4 minutes. Harvest Quinoa and Brown Rice Salad is a simple, delicious side dish. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. It made a great shortcut!