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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Curried Quinoa

Here's one for all you health nuts. Quinoa is a grain like food, kind of like rice and wheat, but it has a huge protein content which makes it a great food source for vegetarians and vegans. This recipe comes from Fitness Magazine, which just keeps giving me great food storage meals.

Ingredients: water, quinoa, curry powder, dehydrated carrots, chickpeas, craisens, salt and pepper

Curried Quinoa
Fitness Magazine
(serves 1-2)

Boil 1/2 cup water; add 1/4 cup quinoa and 1/2 teaspoon curry powder and 1/2 cup dehydrated carrots. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and add 2 tablespoons craisens, 1/4 cup canned chickpeas (rinsed and drained) and salt and pepper to taste.

One thing I need to mention is you MUST rinse the quinoa before you cook it. Put it in a berry strainer or a sieve with really small holes and give it a really really good rinse. If not, your quinoa will be really bitter!