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Easy Organic Quinoa Vegetable Dish Recipe
Posted By Beth K On February 22, 2013 @ 10:00 am In Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
This easy organic quinoa vegetable dish is filling, nutritious, and best of all…thrifty! I use all my favorite seasonal veggies to pack this dish with iron, vitamins, minerals, and protein.
This dish is least expensive when we buy the organic quinoa in bulk and get the veggies when they are in season. We like to eat organic foods to reduce our exposure to the chemicals and additives that are used in much of conventional farming and manufacturing process.
Most of the instructions I’ve read for cooking quinoa call for soaking the seeds in advance (yes, they’re actually edible seeds and not grain). I’ve found that this is not necessary.
Rinsing the quinoa removes natural external features of the grain that hinder the cooking process and alter the taste. They gently rinse away.
I’ve tried to cook the veggies and quinoa together with little success. The vegetable saute adds so much moisture that I just end up with a lot of extra liquid and the quinoa comes out soggy. Cooking them separately prevents this and yields a light and fluffy side to serve with any entree.
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