Monday, March 26, 2012

Pictures and a Recipe

Phoebe sent in this recipe for Spinach & Quinoa

1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion minced
1 clove garlic minced
1 Cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed (or purchased pre-rinsed)
2 C vegetable broth
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 Cups fresh spinach, packed, coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add quinoa to skillet; cook, stirring frequently, until quinoa starts to turn golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  • Add broth, black pepper and red pepper flakes to skillet; bring to a boil. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low and simmer for 13 minutes; stir in spinach. Cover skillet and cook until spinach and quinoa are tender and liquid is absorbed, about 3 to 5 minutes; season with salt. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.

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