Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Quinoa with Peas

  • I have an obsession with quinoa lately.  It is so good!  I like it even better than brown rice, so I've been replacing my rice recipes with quinoa, and most have turned out great!  It definitely fits into my diet as well....protein packed and great for you.  This recipe does have a little cheese, so not SUPER figure friendly, but it not bad either.  Give this one a try :)

  • Quinoa with Peas
  • From:  Allrecipes

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas (I put in more, more veggies doesn't hurt :)
  • 1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese (I had some parmesan), divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the quinoa, and cook 2 minutes until toasted. Pour in the chicken broth, onion, garlic, thyme, and black pepper. Cover, and let come to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the frozen peas. Recover, reduce heat to medium-low, and continue simmering until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed the chicken stock, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Stir in half of the Pecorino Romano (or parmesan) cheese and the parsley until evenly mixed. Scoop the quinoa into a serving dish, and sprinkle with the remaining Pecorino Romano cheese to serve.

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