Monday, September 27, 2010

Qiunoa Blog!

Last week I stumbled upon a blog devoted to Quinoa called! I was looking for a good quinoa recipe to serve alongside grilled salmon and found this. It's Red Pepper and Onion Quinoa. It was so delicious! The author also has a recipe for a quinoa and goat cheese risotto that I'm DYING to try.

The nice thing about quinoa is that it's totally healthy, as in complete healthiness, and it's a great option for my family with their various food intolerances. Also, it cooks a lot faster than brown rice, so it's a win-win for my crew.

Jack has been eating up this quinoa recipe. I love that it has onions and peppers in it so it gives him that added veggie boost.

When I made this recipe I substituted fire roasted red peppers for the red peppers called for because I didn't have any fresh red peppers. I thought the fire roasted red peppers were fantastic. Of course I get the jar of red peppers from Trader Joe's. That is a great deal, if you're wondering. A jar of roasted red peppers for like $2.50.

Let me know if you give it a try!


chandy said...

This sounds pretty tasty! Having just learned to propoerly pronouce quinoa last year, I've not yet prepared it myself. 4 whole chopped onions though? That reminds me of the scene from Julie and Julia where she's practicing her chopping and there are great mountains of onion all over her counters ;)
Luckily for me, I love onions!

Jessie said...

Oh, I forgot to mention that I halved the recipe. And then only used one onion since my family is not as sold on caramelized onions as I am. I'm thinking she meant 4 small onions because 4 is a lot.

Kristi said...

I randomly have two boxes of quinoa in my I was super excited to read your post and check out the recipe!

Unfortunately, the quinoa and the water are the only ingredients for that recipe that I'd have on hand. Combined with the fact that I have a hard time comprehending caramelizing onions for 30 minutes and then letting things simmer for another 40 minutes--not to mention all the prep/chopping time. That's more time than I spend on meals in a week, total!

So my question is this: Is the result worth the grocery shopping, time commitment and effort? I'm just coming off another terrible blog recipe fail and am hesitant to try something new.