Qunitessential Quinoa

Since it's fall, I find myself cooking on a more regular basis again. This is a wonderful recipe to try if you want to start cooking with Quinoa. This was actually the first recipe I tried, and is one of my favorites. It has lots of favor, and is very healthy.

2 TBS olive oil
4 medium yellow onions, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 large red pepper, chopped
2 c. rinsed quinoa
4 c. water
2 vegetarian stock cubes or low-sodium chicken flavored cubes

Add finely chopped onion, minced garlic and sea salt to olive oil on wok and saute until onions are slightly brown. It is alot faster to use a food processer or viatamix if you have one. Otherwise the chopping is a little time consuming and with all those onions, you tend to have wet eyes!
 Add chopped red pepper and continue to saute until onions are caramelized.
 If you aren't familiar with quinoa, this is what it looks like after it's been rinsed.
 Add water, stock cubes and rinsed quinoa. Bring mixture to a simmer. Stir once after 5 minutes, then simmer for another 35 minutes or until water has been cooked in. Fluff quinoa mixture lightly with a fork.
 This makes a great addition to any meal, or is good to eat just as a meal, kind of like fried rice!

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