I think I always skipped over it because I'm sort of a 10-minute boil in bag brown rice type of girl. I despise the rice that takes forever to cook and I guess I thought quinoa would be the same. I was wrong.
I picked up a box of red quinoa at our supermarket (Wegmans - the best store ever, any Tri State -NY,NJ, PA- east coaster will agree) and started hunting for a recipe. When it dawned on me that my aunt had emailed me a recipe back January that I saved away.
1 tb vegetable oil
2 cups chopped white onion
1 cup chopped red pepper (I used green pepper)
1 cup quinoa, rinsed, drained
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 cups water
1 - 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, dvidied
Crumbled feta cheese (optional)
Heat oil in medium saucepan. Add onions and red pepper to saute until soft.
Stir in next 4 ingredients (quinoa, chili powder, cumin, and salt), add water and bring to a boil.
Cover and reduce heat to medium and simmer until quinoa is tender about 15 minutes. Add beans and 1/4 cup cilantro. Cook until heated through and liquid is fully absorbed, about three minutes.....
Sprinkle with more cilantro and feta cheese.....
We actually just at bowls of this for a meal, but it'd be probably be better as a side dish.
What's your favorite quinoa recipe?