How to Make Gingered Spiced Quinoa

More and more people are looking at quinoa for its health benefits, especially for the protein one can get from it without the added fat and cholesterol of meats. Quinoa is the perfect dish for both vegetarians and those who prefer to eat less meat, and other benefits quinoa has is that it is rich in fiber for proper digestion, calcium for healthy bone structure, and manganese to help build a healthy immune and nervous system.


Quinoa is also a very delicious if prepared properly, and this recipe will show just how with a few easy steps, and with the addition of certain vegetables and spices.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of Quinoa
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable or chicken broth
  • Dash of Salt
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 2 dashes of turmeric
  • 2 dashes of curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons of cilantro
  • 2 dashes of cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup of green or red bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup of celery
  • 1/4 cup of red onions
  • 1/4 cup of carrots
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon of grated ginger

Steps

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    Put a 1/2 cup of quinoa in a thin metal strainer and run cool water over well.
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    Boil one cup of water and reduce to a simmer, then place quinoa in pot and cover with a lid and let cook for 15 minutes.
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    After 15 minutes place quinoa back in metal strainer, run cool water over it to stop the cooking process, then place it back in the pot to drain.
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    Chop up by hand or in a food processor: a green or red bell pepper, celery, red onions, carrots, grated ginger,chopped garlic, and add some salt, then chop to get fine pieces.
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    Simmer the chopped vegetables in 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil for 3 minutes while stirring.
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    After 3 minutes add 1/4 cup of chicken or vegetable stock, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 2 dashes of turmeric, 2 dashes of curry, 2 dashes of cayenne pepper, 2 teaspoons of cilantro, then let cook for 2 more minutes.
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    Place quinoa in skillet with vegetables/sauces, and let cook for an additional minute while stirring to get all the ingredients evenly distributed.
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    Place in a serving bowl, stir well and serve.
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    Finished.

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Categories: Cereal Grains