Saturday, November 17, 2012

Quinoa ( Moroccan way)

Quinoa is very Healthy Grain, tossed with onion, garlic, and Dried parsley  This side Dish may be served hot or at room temperature. It can be cooked in chicken broth for adding richness..


1    Cup Quinoa
2    Cup water 
1/4 Green Pepper cut into cubes 
1/2 medium Tomato Cut into Cubes
1/4 Onion Cut into Cubes 
1    TBS Dried Parsley
1    Teaspoon Salt 
1    Teaspoon Paprika
1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
Pinch of Black Pepper
1      Clove Garlic Minced
1     Teaspoon Tomato Paste 
Olive Oil


1- in Pan over Medium Heat poor 1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil , Onion , Green Pepper , Tomato Cubes, Minced Garlic cook for 10 min then add Tomato Paste melted in some water.

2- Add the spices and and the Quinoa and Mix then the 2 Cups of Water , Cover and let Cook Until all the water evaporates.

3- Turn off the Heat , and Add the Dried Parsley , Mix all Good and Serve Hot .
Enjoy !

P.S: The key with using Quinoa is to rinse it first ( If it's not Already Rinsed ). That washes away the hint of bitterness that can come with this grain, leaving a pleasant, adaptable food. 

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