Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Simple, Healthy and Delicious

If you haven't tried quinoa yet, I highly recommend it. It is a really great grain...high in protein and fiber and really delicious. It can be a bit hard to find but any health food store or Whole Foods/Wild Oats should carry it. Quinoa is great hot or cold.....check back soon as the next quinoa post will be a cold quinoa salad!

Quinoa with Sauteed Broccoli and Carrots

1 cup quinoa
1 cup water
1 cup vegetable broth
1-2 cups broccoli florets
2 carrots, sliced
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
olive oil
soy sauce
salt and pepper

Combine quinoa, water and vegetable broth in saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 10-15 minutes until all liquid has been absorbed. Meanwhile, in a large frying pan, saute broccoli and carrots in olive oil and garlic. Cook vegetables until al dente. Season vegetables and quinoa with soy sauce, salt and pepper.

Serves 2-3.

1 comment:

Mark said...

Yes - i love quinoa. i'm a huge fan of toasting some chopped up walnuts (great texture) and mixing it in with quinoa as well as some EVOO and balsamic, sea salt and pepper.