A few Quinoa recipes


Super Quinoa

super quinoa (2)

Saturday cooking 2 ‘Quinoa pilaf’


Saturday cooking is a new series I want to start now, I already showed you a recipe (here). When I started this blog I thought I wanted to make it more that just fashion even thought its my biggest passion, but I also like many other things, that I want to share with you guys and healthy cooking its one of those. I will not post cooking every Saturday as I have my wish list series that I will continue doing, but from time to time I think its a good Idea. Here is my second recipe.
Quinoa: Its called the super grain of the future, very similar to rice, simmered in water until all the liquid is all absorbed. It has a wonderful nutty flavour, that actually doesn’t need much added to it, just some herbs and its delicious.
1. Contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains
2. One of the most protein-rich foods we can eat
3. Contains iron
4. Contains lysine (essencial for tissue growth and repair)
And many other properties amazingly good for our health.

Here is the recipe:
Cook the quinoa as instructed above.
Olive oil/Aceite de oliva
1 medium onion, finely chopped/1cebolla mediana, picada
1/2 bell pepper, finely chopped/ 1 pimiento rojo, picado
1 garlic clove, minced/ 1 ajo picado
1/4 cup pine nuts/ 1/4 taza de pinones
2 cups quinoa/ 2 tazas de quinoa
4 cups water/ 4 tazas de agua
1/8 teaspoon pepper/ 1/8 cucharadita de pimenton
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint/ 1/4 taza de menta picada
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or Thai basil*/ 1/4 taza de albahaca picada
2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives (or green onions including the greens) 2 cucharaditas de cebollino
1 cucumber, peeled, seeds removed, chopped / 1 pepino sin semillas pelado y cortado en cuadrito
1 medium tomato, chopped/ 1 tomate picado
Salt and pepper/ sal y pimienta
* Best way to chop basil or mint is to chiffonade it by rolling up the leaves like a cigar and slicing crosswise from the end.
1.Place quinoa in a large sieve and rinse it until the water runs clear. Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil on medium high heat in a 3-4 quart pot. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic and pine nuts and cook, stirring occasionally until the onions are translucent, but not browned. Add the drained quinoa and cook, stirring occasionally for a couple more minutes. You can let some of the quinoa get a little toasted.
1.Lavar la quinia hasta que el agua salga completamente transparente. Calentar el aceite y anadir la cebolla, el pimiento, ajo,y  los pinones, removiendo ocasionalmente hasta que la cebolla se vea trasparente pero no marron. anade la quinoa ya colada del agua y cocinar removiendo poco a poco unos minutos, Puedes dejar que la quinos se tueste un poquito.

2 Add 4 cups of water and one teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low so that the quinoa and water are simmering while the pot is partially covered (enough to let out some steam). Simmer for 20 minutes, or until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed. Remove from heat and put into a large serving bowl. Fluff up with a fork.
2. Anade el agua y la sal. Dejar hervir y cocinar a fuego lento por 20 min tapando la olla parcialmente para dejar salir un poco de vapour, hasta que la quinoa este suave, y el agua se haya absorbido totalmente. Sacar del fuego y servir.

3.Let cool until just slightly warm, add 2-3 more tablespoons of olive oil. Stir in chopped mint, basil, chives, and cucumber. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve chilled or at room temperature.
3.Dejar enfriar un poquitin, anadir 2-3 cucharaditas de aceite de olive. Anadir la menta, la albahaca, el pepino y el cebollino. Sal y pimienta al gusto.
What do you think of my new series? If there is anything else you like my to post about I the future let me know, your opinion is very important for me.

Cocinando los sabados, es una serie que quiero empezar, ya os habia ensenado una receta (aqui) Cuando empeze con mi blog, mi idea era hacer un blog que no solo fuera de moda (aunque la moda es una de mis pasiones mas grandes) pero tambien me gustan muchas otras cosas, y la cocina sana es una de ellas, ahi tantas cosas que quiero compartir con vosotros :). No voy a publicar recetas todos los sabados, porque tambien tengo mi lista de deseos que me gusta mucho hacer, pero de vez en cuando no me parece mala idea.  Entonces aqui va la segunda receta.
Quinoa: La llaman el grano del future, es muy parecido al arroz, se cocina a fuego lento hasta que se absorba todo el agua. Tienen un sabor almendrado delicioso y en realidad no se necesita anadir mucho mas solo algunas hierbas y listo.
Algunas propiedades de la quinoa:
1. Contiene casi dos veces mas fibra que cualquier otro grano
2. Es uno de los alimentos con mas proteina que podamos consumir.
3. Contiene hierro
4.Contiene lisina (lysine)esencial para el crecimiento y reparacion de tejidos.
Receta arriba. 🙂
Que pensais de mi nueva serie? Decirme si hay algo que os gustaria ver en mi blog en el futuro, vuestra opinion es muy importante para mi.
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