Tasty Quinoa with Tomatoes, Kale and Garlic
Savory Quinoa is the super food which is not much popular but it is a great source of nutrients and proteins among the vegetarian food items. It can even be used in the form of a lower carbohydrate substitute for the various grains like rice. It is indeed a great food which you can make use of both in the terms of the constituents in it and also the taste that it gives.
This is the food which has got only mild flavor in it and also can be cooked much faster compared to rice. It can really work nicely in the form of base with saucy recipes, curries, stews, stir fried dishes. It can work well both with the food that are seafood based and also vegetarian. This food item can even be given a good and major role similar to that of the pilaf, risotto and main courses which are rice based. This is the recipe which actually implements such a kind of combination.
This dish which is a combination of kale and savory quinoa which can be served as main course in either vegan or even in the vegetarian diet. You can also have this as side dish along with seared scallops, grilled or broiled fish, roast beef, steaks, pork chops, roast chicken and grilled shrimp.
If you are not sure about cooking quinoa then you can better refer some of the articles online can take advice of somebody who has already used the same for the same. There are chances for you to get the grain cooked well if you are following these instructions. You need to take one cup of raw quinoa which is rinsed if that is necessary. You can then pour 1 and half cups of water to that. You need to boil that in the saucepan and then cover it by reducing the heat to very lower level. You just need to cook that for 15 minutes and can then remove saucepan from the stove and let that sit there for more than 5 minutes. You can then uncover and then fluff it using fork. If you are using this method one cup of the quinoa can be cooked to form about 2 cups. If the quinoa you get is not pre rinsed then you can need rinse it using a sieve under good running water for 30 seconds.
The ingredients for the quinoa recipe include
– Kale – 1 bunch
– Olive oil – 1 and half tablespoon
– Chopped onion – 1/2 cup
– Garlic – 2 – 4 cloves
– Sun dried Tomatoes – 3 tbs
– Water – 1/3 cup
– Thyme, oregano, rosemary and basil should be used – 1/4 tsp each
– Kosher salt – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp
– Black pepper – 1/4 tsp
– Cooked quinoa – 2 cups (If you haven’t cooked with quinoa before – you look how to cook quinoa)
You can use toasted pine nuts, silvered almonds, crumbled feta cheese, parmesan cheese etc can be used as the toppings if you. You need rinse kale well and then shake the excess water. You need to then strip the leaves from stems and then hold that to steam end using your hand and then gran leaf at base with different hand. You can then pull up for stripping leaf. You need to heat oil and the saute onions in that and then add the various ingredients like kale, cook, bright green, sundried tomatoes, reducing heat etc. You need to then uncover and then remove heat.