Thursday, January 6, 2011

Obsessed with Quinoa

Earlier today I was talking to a friend about Quinoa. Sometimes I feel like I am saving people by telling them about the "secret" of this miracle food. I am absolutely obsessed with it. It is full of fiber and packed with protein. You do not even have to pair it with a legume to make it a complete protein! Not only is it good for you, but is a breeze to prepare. All it takes is a little bit of water and 15 minutes!

I thought I would share with you one my favorite recipes. It is simple and inexpensive, but does not lack in deliciousness! I make this often and am always craving it!

What you need: Yields 4 servings
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water

Directions: Add rinsed quinoa and 2 cups water to a pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover until tender. About 15 minutes.

1 can organic black beans
1 medium onion
1 red pepper, optional
1-2 bay leaves
1 clove garlic, peeled
E & M Spice Rub

Directions: Saute onion and red pepper on medium heat in 1-2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil for about 3-5 minutes, or until tender. Add the black beans, garlic, bay leaves, and spice rub. Heat on medium low for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Top the quinoa with black beans and enjoy! Top with guacamole or sliced avocados, if desired! 


emilypanda said...

Wow I'd never thought about making Quinoa before. One of my resolutions for the year is to try to cook a more diverse set of dishes, I'll add this one to the list! (I mean you make it seem so easy!)


Meghan Rae said...

I'm so excited! Please let me know how you like it!!

L said...

Yay, my first time visiting your blog. I love it! I've gotta try this quinoa.

Meghan Rae said...

Yay!!! So excited! Glad to see you blogging again!

Becky said...

I made quinoa for the first time this week, and I am officially on the bandwagon! Thanks for sharing this :)