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Spinach Quinoa Risotto

February 10, 2019

Spinach Quinoa Risotto

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 to 4 cups baby spinach
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • ¼ cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • Salt

Heat a saucepan with the olive oil. Add the shallot and garlic, sauté on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add quinoa and stir for a minute. Add the white wine and stir. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 10 to 12 minutes until the grain is tender. Stir the spinach, half and half and cheese. Check for seasoning and add salt. Serve with fish.

Quinoa with Cauliflower

December 2, 2014

Going vegetarian for the day is not a bad idea after a few days of overeating…

  • 1 cauliflower head, cut into small florets
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place the florets onto a lined cookie sheet. Drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper. Roast for about 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown. Take out and let cool.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Heat a saucepan with the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic. Saute on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the pumpkin and tomato puree. Saute on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the quinoa, broth and salt. Add the cauliflower florets. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer with lid on for about 20 minutes or till cooked. Check for seasonings and serve.

Quinoa with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

June 9, 2014

This second quinoa recipe has sweet potatoes- any vegetable can be substituted that is in season- like asparagus, etc…

I love, love roasting sweet potatoes with smoked paprika! I added them to some delicious quinoa. It was a delicious, healthy side dish I served with the yummy lamb chops!

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped

Heat a saucepan with olive oil and add the quinoa and salt and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes on medium heat. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes till the quinoa is cooked through. Add the lemon juice and fluff with a fork. Keep aside.

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into inch squares
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place the sweet potatoes on a lined cookie sheet. Add the olive oil, salt and smoked paprika. Mix well and bake till the sweet potatoes are soft and golden brown. Take out and add to the fluffed quinoa. Add the cilantro and check for seasonings before serving.

Quinoa Cooked in Coconut Milk

June 9, 2014

 

I am doing a week of quinoa recipes- the first is a simple version with coconut oil and milk…

I love making quinoa regularly. It is a healthy grain my whole family enjoys eating. The good thing about it is that it absorbs any amount of flavor. This one has delicious coconut oil and coconut milk which gives the dish a great nutty flavor.. enjoy!

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups coconut milk

Heat a medium saucepan with the coconut oil. Add the quinoa and salt. Saute on medium heat, stirring constantly for a minute. Add the coconut milk and stir. Bring to a boil and simmer according to box ingredients- usually about 15 to 20 minutes.

 

Stir Fry Quinoa with Bok Choy and Corn

September 25, 2012

Stir Fry Quinoa with Bok Choy and Corn

  • 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Heat a medium pan with the olive oil. Add the quinoa and sauté on medium heat for a minute. Add the chicken broth and salt and bring to a boil. Simmer on medium heat for about ten to fifteen minutes or till the quinoa is cooked through. Take out of pan into a plate to cool.

  • 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 serrano chilies, chopped
  • 5 to 6 baby bok choy, whites and greens separated and chopped
  • 2 ears of corn, kernels sliced off
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons tamari

Heat a wok like pan with the oil. Add the garlic and chilies and sauté on high heat for a minute. Add the whites of the bok choy and corn. Saute on high heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the bok choy greens and cilantro. Add the chili garlic sauce and tamari. Saute on high heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the quinoa and sauté for another 3 to 4 minutes. Check for seasonings and serve warm.