- Juice of 1 lemon
- 4 large artichokes
- 1 cup red quinoa
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Fill a large pot with water to a depth of 1 to 2 inches. Cover and bring to a boil. Uncover pot and arrange trimmed artichokes, bottoms up, in a single layer. Add stems around artichokes. Cover pot, reduce heat to medium low and steam until tender, 20 to 40 minutes. Cooking time will vary greatly depending on the size of the artichokes. When the leaves pull out easily and the base can be pierced with a knife, they're ready. Drain well and chop the stems.
Meanwhile, rinse quinoa under cold running water and drain. Combine quinoa and 2 cups water in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until quinoa is tender and all the water is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside to let cool slightly. Stir in cheese, mint, parsley and chopped artichoke stems.
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Remove the center leaves from each artichoke and scoop out and discard the fuzzy choke. Place artichokes stem side down in a baking pan and stuff with quinoa mixture, spooning into center and in between leaves. Bake until heated through, about 20 minutes.
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