Monday, December 5, 2011

Jeera Quinoa


I love cooking with "Quinoa". It's truly a miracle grain. I use many of my "rice" recipes and substitute quinoa. Today I am sharing Jeera Quinoa like jeera rice. Serve this simple dish with any spicy curry of your choice.

Jeera Quinoa
Cumin scented Quinoa
Ingredients
1 cup quinoa
salt to taste
1/2 cup frozen green peas

Tempering
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp ghee/toop/clarified butter
2-3 cloves
1 bayleaf
1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera

Garnish
1 tbsp chopped cilantro (optional)

Method
1. Cook quinoa according to the instructions on the back of the packet. Use double the amount of water.
2. Let it cool down completely.
3. Heat oil and ghee in a saucepan.
4. Add cloves, bay leaf and cumin seeds. As they sizzle, and cumin seeds change the color, stir in cooked & cooled quinoa.
5. Add salt to taste. Mix well.
6. Stir in frozen green peas.
7. Cover and let it cook for 7-8 minutes on a medium low flame.
8. Garnish with cilantro - if using.

Note -
1. This is a very simple and bland quinoa dish. So serve with a spicy curry of your choice. I served it with shrimp curry.



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