I made this for the first time tonight and was pretty happy.
1/2 cup pine nuts
2 green onions sliced thin
1 cup quinoa rinsed
1 can sliced mushrooms
1 small spanish onion diced
1 cup orzo pasta or similar
1 tbs butter
1 tbs olive oil
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp savory
1/2 tp cumin
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp sri hacha chili sauce
1 1/2 tbs lemon juice
1 can chicken broth
1/2 can water
slice green onions and toast pine nuts.set aside.
Combine next eleven ingredients and toast in saute pan until browning.
Add next 4 ingredients and cover and cook like rice.
Toss in pine nuts and green onions and serve.
The one and only time I had quinoa it had been toasted in the frying pan first then cooked as directed (I'm guessing with water.) It was extremely delicious with a lovely nutty taste from the toasting.
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Thanks, 4me, this looks awesome! I love quinoa but get in a rut how to cook it. This will be a nice change, though for DH I will have to leave out the orzo. I might add some brown or basmati rice instead! This will be great for his work lunches!
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