Best. Quinoa. Ever.
Wowed by my culinary greatness, I’ve been asked to post a couple of recipes. The first is spiced quinoa, which I found on allrecipes.com a while back. Here it goes:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup quinoa
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon each: salt, pepper, cumin
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups vegetable stock or water
1 can garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed
1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
1/2 cup raisins, soaked in hot water and drained (optional)
Stir together the olive oil, onion, and garlic in a sauce pan over medium heat. If I need to, I cheat and use dried onion and powdered garlic–plenty of both! When in doubt, always add more garlic.
Add quinoa, spices, and some form of liquid.
Bring to a boil, reduce to medium-low heat, and cover. Let simmer for about 20 minutes.
Once the quinoa has finished cooking, stir in the extras–garbanzos, pine nuts, and raisins (although I usually can’t be bothered to buy pine nuts and raisins, and just stick with the ‘banzos.)
I love to eat this for breakfast pan fried and topped with a scrambled egg and some hot sauce (specifically Indonesian sambal). Amahz.