I love quinoa, especially the red variety. I like to keep some cooked and in the fridge, so I can use it for a variety of dishes. I kind of accidently found a really awesome way to reheat for a quick side dish on a busy night. It is so good!
What I do is add about a cup (if I'm cooking for one) of already cooked quinoa to a lightly pre-oiled skillet. To it, add about 1 tbsp of earth balance buttery spread, 1-2 heaping tbsp of nutritional yeast, garlic powder, and onion powder. I use a silicon spatula to make sure the dry ingredients and the spread are mixed all the way through. It sizzles! Cook over medium heat until its all the way heated through. Top with sea salt and fresh ground pepper.
It is incredible- delicious and nutritious. I usually eat it with ton of steamed mixed veggies. Its a full complete meal, relatively high in protein, and can be ready in less than 10 minutes.
I just made this again-this time I added a tbsp of hemp seeds to it and it was even better! :)
Mark- Another yummy way to have it is with a saute of onions, peppers, sweet potatoes, and black beans (I season the saute with some Tony Chachere's (creole seasoning) and maple sugar. Serve the saute over the top of it, like rice. I love a side of cool avocado to mix in with it. Its so great.
That was really nice. I too like this Quinoa. I heard about this for my dude and then started surfing about the advantages of this and I got impressed with it and started eating it. I too use the same ingrediants for the preapration. If you were having any idea of preparing different flavour, please reply me.
I love to make quinoa (white variety) and add cooked black beans, chopped cherry tomatoes, and fresh parsley. I squeeze a little fresh lemon juice over it and mix it all up well. Then make a dressing using olive oil a little vinegar, pepper, and crushed garlic. Add some cut up avocado over the quinoa salad and add the dressing. It is really yummy, lasts a few days (minus avocado) and tastes great hot or cold!
Here is another great recipe for all you quinoa lovers. This is SO good, our absolute favorite quinoa recipe. You have to try it!
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 8 sundried tomatoes, NOT packed in oil 2 minced shallots 1 clove garlic, minced 2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock 1 cup dry quinoa grains Pinch cayenne pepper 2 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro 1/4 tsp sea salt Fresh ground pepper
Place quinoa in a fine mesh sieve. Rinse well under lukewarm water for about 1 minutes. Set aside. Heat oil in large saucepan. Add tomatoes, shallots, garlic and saute for 3-5 minutes or until shallots are softened. Add stock and bring to a boil. Stir in quinoa and cayenne pepper. Return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork. Stir in seasonings. Serves 4.
SOURCE: Wish I could take credit but it's Tosca Reno and Eat Clean Diet Cookbook