quinoa is an excellent choice
Quinoa Vegetable soup
4 cups water 2 cloves garlic, chopped
¼ cup quinoa 1 Tbs safflower oil
½ cup carrots, diced ½ cup tomatoes, chopped
¼ cup celery, diced ½ cup cabbage, chopped
2 Tbs onions, chopped 1 tsp salt
¼ cup green pepper, diced parsley, chopped
Sauté quinoa, carrots, celery, onions, green pepper and garlic in oil until golden brown. Add water, tomatoes and cabbage and bring to a boil. Simmer 20 to 30 minutes or until tender. Season to taste and garnish with parsley. Serves 4-6. This is a very basic recipe for quinoa vegetable soup. For variations try adding some of your other favorite vegetables, chopped and sautéed. Quinoa can be a welcome addition to just about any type of soup.
QUINOA CORN CHOWDER
2 cups water 2 cups milk
¼ cup quinoa 1 tsp salt
½ cup potato, cubed dash black pepper
2 Tbs carrot, diced ¼ cup parsley, chopped
¼ cup onion, chopped butter
1 ½ cups corn (fresh, frozen or canned)
Simmer quinoa, potato, carrot and onion until tender (about 15 minutes). Add corn. Bring back to boil and simmer another 5 minutes. Add milk. Bring just to a boil. Season to taste. Garnish with parsley and dab of butter. Serves 4-6.
QUINOA STUFFED PEPPERS
1 cup Traditional Quinoa
2 cups Water
4 large or 6 medium Green Peppers
1 medium Onion, diced
1/2 lb. fresh Mushrooms, sliced
2 Tbsp. Butter
1 - 28 oz can Tomatoes, coarsely diced (reserve juice)
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
1 - 12 oz jar Mexican Salsa
2 Tbs. Dry Sherry
10 oz Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
Pre-heat oven to 325° F. Cook traditional quinoa following basic directions (add 1 cup quinoa to 1 1/2 cups boiling water, return to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer and cook until water is absorbed, about 15 minutes). Steam 4 large or 6 medium green peppers until soft but not limp. In a large skillet, sauté the onion and mushrooms in butter. Add the diced tomatoes (reserve the juice). Add the crushed garlic and Mexican salsa. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add the sherry and simmer 10 more minutes. Fold in quinoa. Place peppers in baking dish and fill with quinoa mixture. This will take about half the mixture. Thin remainder with reserved juice and pour around peppers.
Sprinkle shredded mozzarella over peppers and bake in 325° F. oven for 30-35 minutes.
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