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Easy and Tasty Quinoa Recipes

Aside from steaming and as lightly flavored cereals, quinoa are also great in more savory dishes. Not only that, did you know that you can use quinoa in common dishes like in burgers, in soups or to make hearty stews? Here are a few tasty quinoa recipes that are easy to prepare and the whole family will surely love.

Quinoa Recipe #1:  Quinoa Curry

Ingredients :

2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup quinoa
2 cups chicken stock
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tbsp chili powder
salt and pepper

Instructions :

In a skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot enough, add the onions and the garlic and stir. When the onions are becoming translucent, add the quinoa and stir for about 5 more minutes. Add the chicken stock and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer. Mix in the spices - curry, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cover and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Quinoa can also be added to chicken, beef, and vegetable curry for a more filling and complete main course.

Quinoa Recipe #2: Nutty Quinoa Hot Salad

Ingredients :

1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, quartered
1 cup quinoa
1 small red pepper, cored and cut into thin strips
3 cups water
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 cup fresh peas
1/3 cup walnuts, unseasoned, crushed
rosemary

Instructions :

Preheat oven to 350F. Roast the walnuts in the oven for about 8 to 10 minutes. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot enough, add the onion and the quinoa and saute for 3 minutes. Add the red bell pepper, and saute for another 3 minutes.

Next, add water, peas, rosemary and soy sauce and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for about about 15 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat and let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes. Add the walnuts on top and serve.

If using frozen peas, thaw the peas and roast with the walnuts in the oven.

Quinoa Recipe #3: Quinoa in Basil and Pesto

Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa
2 tablespoons basil pesto
2 cups chicken stock
1 large tomato, diced
salt and pepper

Instructions:

Rinse and drain the quinoa. In a saucepan, bring the chicken stock and the quinoa to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat. Fold in the basil pesto and the tomato chunks into the quinoa. Add salt and pepper according to your taste.

 

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