Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Spanish-Style Quinoa
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 small green pepper seeded and chopped
1 (8 oz. can) tomato sauce
2 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the quinoa, onion, garlic, and green pepper. Cook and stir 5 to 10 minutes until the onion is tender, and the quinoa is lightly toasted.

Stir in the tomato sauce, and the water, then add the seasonings. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the quinoa is tender, and the liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes. Stir in the quinoa occasionally as it cooks.

You may prefer to add salt and pepper to this dish. Can be used as a side dish or a filling for tacos or burritos.

-From the Recipe Collection of Judi Scheel