2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large sweet onion, chopped
3 cloves minced fresh garlic
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 cup frozen sweet peas
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook, stirring often until the onion is starting to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Add broth and salt and bring to a simmer.
Add quinoa, and return to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to low to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, undisturbed until the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.
Place peas in a sieve or strainer and run water over them to thaw. Stir peas into the quinoa, and let sit off heat until the peas are heated through, about 1 minute.