Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Quinoa

If you have not tried quinoa, I encourage you to!  It is a healthy and great tasting grain you can add almost anything to.  Also, you can serve it hot or cold.  I will probably post additional ways to prepare it but I have only tried it once, this way, and loved it.

1 cup Quinoa
1 tbsp olive oil
3 small or 2 large garlic cloves
1/4 cup of minced white onion
2 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
1 cup of Kalamata olives
1/2 cup feta cheese
1 tomato


First, mince the onion and garlic.  Add the olive oil to a medium soup pot and heat on medium low.  Add the onion and garlic and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes.  Add the quinoa; saute and stir often until it smells nutty and toasted, about 2-3 minutes.  Add the broth and bring to a boil.  Once it is boiling, reduce the heat and simmer with the lid on for 15-20 minutes, until the broth is absorbed.  Pour the quinoa into a serving bowl and add the olives, feta cheese and tomato either on top or stirred in.  I do not add salt because the broth, olives and feta cheese have salt in them.

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