I was whipping up a couple of side dishes for a potluck birthday party this weekend and decided to do something with the big bag o’ quinoa I picked up at Natural Food Patch Saturday morning. I set out to find a recipe reminiscent of a salad I picked up at the Holiday Market Du Jour deli a few weeks ago. This was similar, but even better (if I do say so myself!). It was insanely easy, and delicious. Simple and tasty (and it’s easy to make a lot!). This recipe made four or five cups of pilaf.
• 1 c. uncooked quinoa (I used white)
• 2 c. vegetable broth
• 1 tsp. curry powder
• 1 tsp. ginger powder
• dash of salt
• 1/3 c. raisins (I went with golden)
• 1/3 c. nuts (the recipe called for cashews, I used slivered almonds and I imagine walnuts also would be good)
1. Bring vegetable broth to a boil, add quinoa and spices, return to a boil, then simmer over medium heat for 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is cooked and tender.
2. Remove from heat and add raisins and nuts. Serve warm or cold.
It doesn’t get much easier than that!