Now, I'm all for resources, so I went and checked it out. And, of course, the first place I headed for was the recipe section.
And the first recipe I tripped across was for the only grain that is a complete protein.
Vegetarian recipe for Italian QuinoaHappy eating and happy reading!
2 cups uncooked quinoa, rinsed
4 cups water
1 cup pitted green olives, chopped
2 cups artichoke hearts, sliced
1 cup kidney beans
1 ½ cup roasted red bell pepper, sliced
½ medium Vidalia onion, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 lb. low fat mozzarella, cubed (optional)
½ flat leaf parsley, chopped (or a ¼ tsp. of fresh parsley)
4-5 leaves of fresh basil, chopped
Rinse quinoa. Bring 4 cups water to a boil, add quinoa, cover and simmer on low heat for approximately 15 minutes or until all water is absorbed. Let stand in pot when finished for 10 minutes, then fluff with a fork and pour into a large bowl. Fold in all of the remaining ingredients.
Can be served hot or cold.
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