Quinoa w/ Sauteed Veggies

Posted by on May 17, 2010 | Comments Off on Quinoa w/ Sauteed Veggies

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/4 tsp pure salt
coconut oil, butter, or ghee
1 onion, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 eggplant, chopped
fresh basil to taste, chopped or torn apart w/ fingers
pure salt & freshly ground, black pepper to taste

  • Rinse quinoa well in fine mesh strainer.
  • Add to dry pot and stir for a few minutes until the quinoa is dry & slightly aromatic.
  • Add water & 1/4 tsp salt and bring to boil
  • Lower to a simmer, cover & let cook for 10 mins.
  • Remove from heat & let sit for 5 mins before uncovering.
  • Saute veggies in oil (cooking the onions by themselves for a few mins before adding the others).
  • Cook until tender.
  • Stir quinoa into veggie mixture.
  • Add basil, salt & pepper & combine well.
  • Remove from heat and add a drizzle of olive oil over the top if desired.

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SIDE NOTES:

~ This is a something I put together based on a dish my friend brought to a pot luck dinner that we really enjoyed. She & I both belong to the same CSA, so end up with the same mish mosh of veggies in our fridge each week. This made it easy to try & replicate the dish. Use whatever veggies are in the fridge, or whatever you’re in the mood for as you walk through the produce aisle.

 For those with various food restrictions, this recipe falls into the following categories:

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free, Grain Free, Vegan, Raw

If avoiding dairy, use coconut oil instead of butter.

~ This can actually be as basic as just the quinoa & sauteed onions. That’s sometimes what I make when I want a simple grain dish, something rice-like, but not rice.


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