Monday, December 12, 2011

Comfort Quinoa

I was originally going to make Sweet Potato Hash, but it was cold out and I was in the mood for more of a hearty stew.  It's not quite wet enough to be a technical stew, and not dry enough to be a salad, but it's somewhere in between.

So I created this and it went over really well!  Don't you love it when that happens?

The boys licked their bowls clean and Scot and I both went back for seconds.  No complaints there!

Comfort Quinoa
Serves 4-6
  • 1 medium onion - diced
  • 1 cup celery - diced
  • 1 red pepper - diced
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • 3 cups sweet potatoes - bite sized with skins still on
  • 1 can black bean - rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 t powdered ginger
  • 1 t herbs de province
  • 3/4 t cumin
  • 2 t basil
  • 3/4 c dry quinoa
  • 3 c vegetable stock/broth 
-- Nuke the potatoes for a few minutes to cut down on the total cook time.  Meanwhile...
-- Saute the onion, garlic, celery, and red pepper for 5 minutes
-- Add the potatoes, beans and saute for another 5 minutes.
-- Add the herbs and spices and quinoa and stir for a couple minutes
-- Add the broth, bring to a boil, cover and simmer (low heat) for 20 minutes until the quinoa is all cooked.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there, can't lay my hands on your e-mail address so I thought I'd get in touch via the comment section. Derek made an incredible vegetarian recipe tonight that you simply must try: it's hands down the best curry we've had yet. Try blitzing it with a stick blender just a bit before serving, leaving some chunks for texture. So deliciouse! We ate it over quinoa of course!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!