Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Moroccan Style Quinoa

A delicious way to add protein-rich quinoa to your diet. This is adapted slightly from a recipe from Mambo Sprouts.

1 cup quinoa, rinsed until water runs clear
1 cup water
1 cup veggie broth
2 tsp olive oil
1 cup fresh chopped red onion
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/4 cup raisins
1 pinch salt
2-4 Tbsp fresh mint (optional)

1.Place the quinoa in a strainer and rinse it under running water until the water runs clear.

2. Put the quinoa, water and broth in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

3. reduce heat, cover and cook until the liquid is completely absorbed (about 20 minutes).

4. While cooking the quinoa, heat the oil in a skillet and sauté the onions until they begin to caramelize.

5. Mix in the cumin, turmeric, ginger and cinnamon and cook until aromatic. If the pan is too dry, add a few tablespoons of water. Add the almonds and raisins and cook until heated.

6. Toss the cooked quinoa into the skillet mixture and season with salt.

7. Garnish with snipped mint, if desired.

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