Saturday, September 3, 2011

Caryn's Quinoa Pilaf

You may notice that I make a lot of quinoa. I love how versatile it is and it really is a super food. A few years back I had never had quinoa and I really wanted to try it. For some reason I was a little intimidate by it and the fact that it required rinsing made me even more hessitant. Enter Caryn's Quinoa Pilaf. My friend Caryn gave me this recipe that doesn't require rinsing so it was a good way to ease me into the world of Quinoa. This remains one of my staple recipes. Aside from the fact that it is delicious, I love how colorful it is and that it is so simple to make. Thanks Caryn!

(I didn't have a zucchini this time so the photo is a little less green than usual)

1 Tbls. Olive Oil
1 onion
1 red pepper
1 zuchinni
2 carrots
2 garlic
1 pepper(green, yellow or orange)
1 1/2 C. Quinoa
3 C. Boiling Water
1/2 tsp. Salt-or to taste
1 1/2 tsp. Mrs. Dash-or to taste

Shred all veggies in food processor. Heat oil in an pan and add the veggies and saute. Add quinoa. Then add water, salt and Mrs. Dash. Bring to boil. Stir. Cover and simmer 20-30 minutes on low.