Friday, August 20, 2010

Quinoa with Peppers and Onions

This is a very simple dish that we all loved. How can you go wrong with peppers and onions eh? Little man loved it too, and learned a new word, "peppa" in "More peppa, more peppa now. Now. NOW."....Toddlers are so endearing. :)

Here the quinoa is pictured on top of some very over cooked hearts of romaine. They certainly did not add anything to it as I threw them in a pan and walked away....and then forgot about them...for a good long while. I was probably doing something important like updating my facebook status. I think next time I might prefer this with a little marinara on top, or with some slightly less cooked hearts of romaine.

2 cups cooked quinoa*
2 onions, peeled, washed, and sliced
3 bell peppers washed and sliced
2 tbs butter
1 tsp vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1 clove of garlic
grated parmesan cheese (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Heat the butter in a large pan over medium low heat until melted.

Add the peppers, onions, salt, and vinegar. Stir together and walk away....set a timer for ten minutes, and try to avoid facebook. Check occasionally to make sure they aren't burning and lower heat if necessary.

Stir, set timer for another minutes.

When the peppers and onion are done to your desired...umm...doneness?...that doesn't sound right. Well anyhoo, when they are caramelized and tender remove them from the heat and toss in the quinoa, more salt, and pepper to taste. Add extra butter, and parmesan cheese to individual servings if desired.

*Make sure to rinse your quinoa before you cook it.


  1. Ahhh, yet another recipe I must try. I shall wander off to the Mother Earth store tomorrow and try and find some of this quinoa.

  2. Thanks Grace, I hope you enjoy it!


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