I came across this recipe while researching different options on how to cook Quinoa. As I begin to increase mileage, I also need to increase my intake on carbohydrates. I do want to do this by chosing good complex carbohydrates. This recipe was a hit! Enjoy…
Quinoa with Latin flavors
1 cup quinoa, (see Note)
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 4-ounce can chopped green chiles
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth, or vegetable broth
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds toasted (see Note)
3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup chopped scallions
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
Toast quinoa in a large dry skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until it crackles and becomes aromatic, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a fine sieve and rinse thoroughly.
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chiles and garlic; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the quinoa and broth; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer, cover and cook until the quinoa is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
Add pumpkin seeds, cilantro, scallions, lime juice and salt to the quinoa; mix gently and fluff with a fork.