Sunday, November 7, 2010
Red Quinoa with Mixed Vegetables
We have developed a liking for quinoa. This made me try first with the different types. This time, I bought the red qunioa and made this dish. We really liked it. The sauteed vegetables in light olive oil gave it a very good taste and texture to the food. The red quinoa has a mild flavor. This great grain is so healthy and so filling that you can eat guilt free.
Red quinoa - 1 cup
Zucchini - 1/2 chopped
Tomato - 1 chopped into cubes
Peal onion - 10 Slit into half
Corn - 1/4 cup
Cilantro - 1 tbsps chopped
Lime Juice - 1 tbsps
Salt - to taste
First cook quinoa with 2 cups water in a pan( you can either pressure cook for one sound or you could cook in a pan keep stirring once in a while to check if its cooked ).
In another pan, heat a tsps of olive oil. Add pearl onions and saute till they are light brown. Add zucchini and fry for another minute.
Add corn and mix for another mintue. Finally add tomato and saute it for another minute. By now all vegetables would have kind of sauteed well. Just sprinkle sufficient salt on top and add cooked quinoa.
Mix vegetables and quinoa well and just before removing from heat, add lime juice and cilantro. Mix well and remove from heat.
This is a great dish to make in short time. It is filling and a complete meal. You could add more vegetables of your choice.
Sending this to Akheela's Food Platte red event and to Priya of Mhrao Rajasthan's recipe's CWF - Quinoa event