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Quinoa Recipe: Quinoa and Vegetables

Updated on June 26, 2010

Quinoa and vegetables

Quinoa, the perfect protein

I recently learned that quinoa is a "perfect protein" or a complete protein meaning that it contains all 8 essential amino acids.  What's more, it is said to be very easy to digest.  After trying a few different quinoa recipes I'm really starting to like it quite a bit and have been using it instead of pasta from time to time.  This recipe is a variation on our pasta with vegetables recipe, although we've also changed some of the veggies that we used.

Recipe

  • 1.5 cups of quinoa (we used 1 cup regular and 1/2 cup red for color variation)
  • 1.5 cups of broth (vegetable or chicken broth) to boil for the quinoa
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced into 1/2" wide slices
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1 zucchini
  • 5 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 bell pepper, diced into 1" slices
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of broth (chicken or vegetable) to add at the end.
  • 1/3 cup of dry white wine
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil
  • Parmesan
  • Salt & pepper


Instructions

Bring a pot of water to a boil and boil the sliced carrots for 3 minutes. Strain in cool water, then set aside. Rinse the quinoa 4 times. Apparently this both cleans the quinoa and preps it for being cooked. Bring 1.5 cups of chicken broth (or vegetable broth or water) to a boil. Add the quinoa, mix, and cover. Cook on low for 15 minutes.
In a large fry pan add 2 Tbsp of olive oil and heat on medium high. Once it's hot, add the garlic and onions. Sauté until the onions start to become clear. But be careful not to burn the garlic. When in doubt, under-cook the onions and garlic. Once they're ready (3 minutes?) add all of the vegetables including the carrots. Sauté until they start to soften and season with salt and pepper to taste. The mushrooms will start to look softer and darker. That may take 4-5 minutes. Then Add 1/2 cup of chicken broth (or vegetable broth) and 1/3 cup of dry white wine. Let it sit until the wine & broth boils. Add the quinoa and basil and mix it all together. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve. Enjoy!

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      carol stanley 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      We make Quinoa fairly often. Lots of health benefits and I like that. You have created an interesting dish here. I am voting up++

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