Thursday, January 12, 2012

Quinoa




Last night I found a killer recipe for Quinoa and changed it up a bit. It turned out amazing! It is packed with protein and iron and totally vegan. I was so happy!

So here it is off the top of my head
First make one cup of uncooked quinoa. Let that cook while you do the rest.

Saute one onion, chopped, and one carrot chopped in about a tablespoon of oil. Add in a half lb of sliced muchrooms. I used baby bella but you could use almost anything. Then stir in the cooked quinoa. Once thats been incorporated stir in 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp of cummin. My cummin is really potent so next time I think I'll add a 1/2 tsp. Use your judgement. Now I added salt to taste. Add about three cups of spinach to the top and let it steam for a minute with the lid on. Once it wilts slightly stir it into the rest of the mixture. Now stir in about 1/2 to 1 cup of crushed tomatoes. Voila! Your done!
My intention for this originally was to make stuffed cabbage but I didn't have time so I boiled the outer leaves and used them as a bed under the Quinoa. I sprinkled it with roughly chopped salted cashews and had rice with it. DELISH!!!
Try it, You will not be disappointed!
PS: I didn't get a picture of it, sorry! Thats why I added the Quinoa box. This is not a paid advertisement. I just loved it!