Monday, 3 October 2011

Quinoa & Rice Pilaf

I've had a packet of Red Quinoa in my larder for an age! - and eventually browsed through some recipes to see what I could do with it.  I found a recipe on BBC Food and have adapted it a little - but it's pretty easy and tastes very good ..........

Ingredients & Method:
1/2 a white onion - peeled and  chopped small
2 celery sticks - peeled (if necessary) and sliced thinly
1 large garlic clove - chopped small or crushed
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds, salt and pepper
sunflower oil
140 g. Red Quinoa
100g. Basmati Rice
500ml. hot chicken or vegetable stock

Pine nuts and/or pieces of crispy bacon, and/or grilled fish - or pieces of sundried tomatoes (in oil)

Saute the cumin seeds, onion, celery and  garlic in the hot sunflower oil until beginning to go brown.
Stir in - the Quinoa and Rice, some salt and pepper to taste. 
Add - the hot stock and stir well.
If you have a rice steamer - pour the mixture into your rice steamer and cook for approx. 45 mins......
Otherwise cover with a lid and cook in your pan until the rice is soft.
Add your other ingredients of choice.

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