I made a dish with quinoa for the first time last night!
It was very easy to make, and I think quinoa will make a great addition to our regular dinner rotation. It's high in protein, a great source of dietary fiber, and gluten-free!
The original recipe can be found here for actual measurements! A big thank you to the very hungry grad student for posting this!
Toasting the quinoa will give it a nice, nutty flavor. After you've toasted it for a few minutes, add the liquid (I used chicken stock instead of water) and bring to a boil. Once this has come to a boil, cover and turn down the heat. It will take 10-15 minutes to cook.
While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the additions - a quarter cup of sun-dried tomatoes and about 4 oz. of crumbled goat cheese.
Also while the quinoa is cooking, add about 1.5 T olive oil to another skillet and saute the broccoli until it reaches the desired texture.
Once the quinoa is cooked and all of the liquid is absorbed, transfer it to a large mixing bowl. Add the broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, and goat cheese. Season with sea salt and red pepper flakes. Lastly, add about 2 T of balsamic vinegar and mix it all together.
Once you've plated your dinner, add a few more crumbles of goat cheese! Enjoy!!
Let me know if you guys try this recipe or if you have any quinoa recipes that you think I should try next!
ps - I want to give a shout out to Mama's Messages because I actually went on the hunt for this recipe when I saw a picture she submitted to Kitchen Belleicious' blog yesterday. From first glance, I knew I had to try it!