Sunday, April 18, 2010

easy/yummy/healthy quinoa pilaf

Quinoa is becoming the biggest food trend among today's health conscious. Because it's high in protein, fiber and iron, and because it's also gluten-free, it's truly a super-food that you should try.

If you've never made Quinoa before, I would highly recommend starting with this super-easy recipe. It's DELISH!

  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 cups quinoa,
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp chicken soup flavoring (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Put frozen peas in a bowl and set aside to let thaw.

Chop onion, garlic, carrots and red pepper into tiny pieces.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Add onion, garlic, carrots and red pepper, cooking until soft, about 5-8 minutes.

Add quinoa and water and chicken soup flavoring (if using).

Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low.

Simmer, covered, 20 minutes or until water is absorbed.

Stir in frozen peas and salt and pepper.

Serves 6.

Per serving: 319 calories, 9 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 50 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 13 g protein, 94% Vitamin A, 55% Vitamin C, 6% calcium, 34% iron

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