Question by Jenn: Does anyone have any good Quinoa Recipes?
We just found this really good called Quinoa. I was just wondering if anyone had any recipes for it? Thanks so much.
Answer by Lady Jexie
Excellent grain. A complete protein.
Quinoa With Toasted Almonds and Dried Cranberries
* 1 cup quinoa
* 1/2 cup sliced blanched almonds
* 1 veggie cube
* 1 1/2 cups boiling water
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 1 cinnamon stick
* 1/2 cup dried cranberries
On medium heat, stir and toast the sliced almonds until golden
Remove from pan
Stir and toast the quinoa until dry and turning color
Transfer toasted quinoa, toasted almonds, and cranberries to 2 qt saucepan
Add boiling water, veggie cube, salt, and cinnamon stick
Bring back to boil
Cover, turn the heat to simmer, cook for 20 minutes
Remove from heat and allow to sit five minutes with lid on
Fluff gently with a fork and serve.
Pistachio Pepper Quinoa
1 C. quinoa
2 C. water
1/2 t. salt
3 mildly hot peppers (ie: Aneheim)
2 green bell peppers
Pepper to taste
1/3 C. raw pistachios
1 clove garlic
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 T. water
1 T. finely diced red bell pepper
1. Put quinoa grains into a fine mesh strainer and rinse under cold running water for 1 to 2 minutes to remove the saponin residue.
Put rinsed quinoa into a 2-quart saucepan. Add water and salt, cover pot, and bring to a boil over high heat.
2. Turn heat down to low and steam for 15 to 20 minutes. Turn off heat and allow cooked quinoa to stand for 10 minutes without lifting the cover.
3. Wash green bell peppers and put them on a baking sheet. Place them under the broiler 3″ from the heat source. Turn every 5 minutes until darkened on all sides.
Plunge peppers into a bowl of cold water in the sink.
4. When cool enough to handle, rub skins off with the fingers. Cut all peppers open and remove core and seeds. Put peppers into a food processor.
5. Add pepper, pistachios, garlic, olive oil and water. Process to a chunky consistency.
6. Put cooked quinoa on platter or in a large bowl and spoon the pepper sauce over. Garnish with diced red bell pepper.
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