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 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: