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.
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