Wednesday, July 13, 2011


I made this quinoa recipe from a Tosca Reno book on 'The Eat-Clean Diet Stripped".  Of course I modified some of the ingredients.   It is spicy and I didn't even add the cayenne pepper.  It is an easy recipe to make and takes about 20 to 25 minutes to cook.

Onions and red pepper being sauteed.

Just added the quinoa and broth.

Ready to be served.
1 tsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped or diced
1 small red or yellow pepper, seeded and diced
salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 cup quinoa
2 cups of water or low salt chicken broth
juice of 1/2 lime, about 1 to 2 tbsp
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Heat oil in a medium size saucepan or frying pan over medium-high heat.  Add the onions, red pepper, salt and pepper and saute for about 3 minutes.  Add the garlic, cumin, chili powder and cayenne and cook for another minute.  Stir in the quinoa and broth, and let it come to a boil.

Cover, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until all of the liquid is absorbed.  Remove from the stove, fluff with a fork and add the cilantro and lime juice.  Serves 4.

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