Saturday, March 13, 2010

Curry Quinoa Recipe

If you aren't familiar with Quinoa you should be. If your friends aren't familiar with Quinoa you should spread the joy and information. It's a pseudo grain that is 12-18% protein (ie a vegan's friend). It also has a balanced set of essential amino acids and 37% of your daily Iron, see the nutritional stats here. I love the taste and texture of it. Whole food makes awesome burgers with them (unfortunately they have milk bi-products in them).

Curry Quinoa
Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa, 2 tablespoons of curry powder, garlic, onion, any vegetables you want to add (like peas).
  • Rinse the quinoa with water to remove the bitter coating
  • Saute the onion and garlic in olive oil
  • In a saucepan put the quinoa and 1.5 - 2 cups of water
  • Bring to boil, then reduce heat to simmer
  • Add the curry powder, sauteed onion and garlic as well as the veggies
  • Simmer until the water is absorbed (about 15 minutes)
  • Enjoy the protein packaged grain!

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