Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Recipe: Curried Quinoa

Yum yum... Spicy curry quinoa. Super quick side dish or snack. Quinoa is an extremely healthy grain with lots of nutrients and fiber.  Google it!  Choose your curry powder as spicy (not not at all) as you like...

1 cup quinoa
1 cup water
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 cloves chopped garlic
frozen veggies, I used corn and peas
1-2 tlbs of curry paste/powder/mixture of tumeric, spices, etc.
1-2 tlbs EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • In a tight mesh strainer, rinse your quinoa in cold water. If the mesh isn't tight enough, you'll lose the quinoa down the drain!
  • Heat up a medium skillet on medium heat with a bit of olive oil to coat the bottom.
  • Add chopped onion and garlic to the skillet and toss until onions are soft and translucent.
  • Add quinoa, water and curry. Mix well, then raise heat until boiling.
  • Add vegetables, turn heat down to low and cover. Simmer for 15-18 minutes until water is absorbed. 
  • Serve hot and enjoy! 
This would probably be really yummy with some shaved parmesan on top or maybe a dollop of sour cream.  You can also add some chunks of chicken, beef, tofu, or tempeh for a protein kick.

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