Getting Creative With Quinoa

I had a lot of quinoa but wanted to prepare it a bit differently. I decided to caramelize some onions, then sautee some mushrooms and mix it all together. The result was a mild but flavorful pilafy sort of thing that worked great with brown rice syrup and mustard coated brussel sprouts and salad.

Quinoa n Onions Recipe

1 C quinoa

2 C water

1 onion cut in half moons

1 8 oz pack of mushrooms

1 t thyme

3 T olive oil

1 T balsamic vinegar

salt and pepper

Heat olive oil in skillet. Saute onions for 10 minutes uncovered. Add the balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt, stir and cover. While onions soften and cook, place quinoa and water in another pot with a pinch of salt. Cook covered on medium heat for 25 minutes.  Fluff with a fork and turn off heat.  Stir the onions, they should be light brown, very soft and sweet to the taste. Taste for seasoning and add salt if needed. Remove from fire. In another skillet, heat 1 T of olive oil and saute the sliced mushrooms along with the thyme and another pinch of salt and pepper. When the mushrooms are soft but not soggy, throw them in with the quinoa, add the onions, stir and taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper if necessary.

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2 responses to “Getting Creative With Quinoa

  1. What do you put on the brussel sprouts? Brown rice syrup and what variety of mustard?

    • pinchevegan

      A dijon mustard. I mixed them together first and poured it on the brussel sprouts at the end, after I browned them. Left it in there for like a minute to make sure they got coated.

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