QUINOA PILAF WITH TOMATO & CARROT

QUINOA PILAF WITH TOMATO & CARROT-

Quinoa is an ancient grain that has grown in South American for over 5000 years. This actually considered very sacred and  mother grain of all the seeds.It is actually a “seed” that comes in a variety of colors, the most popular being white and red. Quinoa contains many nutrients, including high amounts of fiber, iron, phosphorous, and protein. It actually contains 5 grams of protein per 1/4 cup (dry) serving. It tastes great both cooked and sprouted and is naturally gluten-free!

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup dry quinoa washed & soaked

1 large ripe tomato chopped

1/2 large carrot, cubed & blanched

1/2 yellow or orange pepper chopped

1/2cup Boiled peas

1tbsp. Pine nuts

1/4 cup fresh coriander, chopped

1 tbsp. olive oil

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2tsp lime juice

METHOD:

Heat 1&1/4 cups water and cook Quinoa for 10- 12 minutes.

Heat oil in the pan adds pine nuts and chopped tomatoes, sauté. Add pepper, carrot & peas and cook for 2 minutes. Mix cooked quinoa and salt. Fold it gently. Remove and add fresh coriander & lime juice.

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