January 3, 2010

Vacation Recipe: 7 spice Quinoa

This is healthy and also good. Really.

1 cup quinoa
1 onion
some olive oil
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp whole cumin seeds (or ground)
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp nutmeg

2c vegetable broth (you might need a bit more if it’s too dry)
some chopped fresh spinach (or any other greens you have lying around)

Cut up the onion (dice it, that is) and fry it over high heat until it’s sweet and fragrant, but not browned. Add all the spices and fry for a few more minutes, then add the quinoa and broth, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. Add some spinach, serve!