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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Quick and Easy Indian style Quinoa

In my previous post, I shared a link of an Indian rice recipe where I used Quinoa instead of rice. I love it, but today I just wanted a quick version of it, without cutting up onion and potatoes, so I came up with this. You can make it with or without the tomato, but I love tomatoes.

Indian Recipe I borrowed from: Pulao (Rice With Mixed Vegetables)

Quick and Easy Indian style Quinoa

1/3 cup Quinoa
2 tbsp. oil
2 tsp. Cumin Seeds
1/2 tsp. Turmeric Powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tomato, diced
1 cup Chicken Broth, no salt added

Rinse Quinoa if package does not say pre-rinsed. Soak Quinoa for 15-20 minutes. Drain all water.
Add oil to pan, heat on medium-medium high heat.
Add Quinoa, Cumin Seeds, Turmeric Powder, salt, and tomato.
Cook 5 minutes or so.
Add Chicken Broth. Heat to high. When it is boiling, lower heat to low, and cover for 20-25 minutes.

Yummy, and a quick, filling meal. I can eat this whole thing myself, so if you have more than one person, I would double it.


Quinoa - Eating Healthy

I have been trying to eat healthier lately. I have "discovered" quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wa). It actually isn't a grain as rice is, but a seed.

I have a favorite Indian recipe I love. I tried using quinoa instead of rice, and I loved it! It has a lot of goodies in it:

Pulao (Rice With Mixed Vegetables)

I did it just like the recipe except for a couple of things:

  • I did not add the spicy peppers (I didn't add them when I used rice either).
  • You have to rinse and soak quinoa, unless the package says it is pre-rinsed. Mine did, but I still soaked it for a while.
  • I added the quinoa (and spices) to the onions after they were fried, then cooked them for a couple of minutes.
  • Instead of a tomato, I used a can of tomatoes with no salt added.
  • Instead of adding water, I used Chicken Broth with no salt added.
  • I increased the liquid since I had more tomatoes and potatoes than the original recipe.

It is yummy! Let me know how you like it!


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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Happy Fall!

I was in an Autumn mood, and made an Autumn-themed blog header. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love when the leaves turn colors, it's so beautiful. I don't like raking them up, however! Luckily I live in an apartment, and don't have to!

I made this blog header from some fall scrap designs by HorsePlay Pasture Designs The art is by Anna Marine. Her tubes are available from Creative Design Outlet.