We just don’t eat enough quinoa… I love it, hubby tolerates it and even Miss Picky Pants will eat it, so I have no idea why that is. I was marinating some tandoori chicken tonight and was trying to figure out what I could make as a side because we ran out of basmati last night, when I remembered the box of PC Organics Golden & Black Quinoa I received a while ago to try and had forgotten about. Mmm… quinoa.
I am used to buying quinoa that requires a lot of rinsing prior to cooking, so I was surprised when rinsing wasn’t listed in the instructions. I took their word for it and used the quinoa straight out of the box, and there was no bitterness at all… fantastic! I was surprised that Chelsea went for it with both the black and golden quinoa, but she did and I loved its appearance so I will be buying more of this for sure.
I loved the lemon rice that I always used to get with my Indian take out and I wanted to try to make something similar with quinoa… and I was successful. This is a great recipe, especially if you already have the cooked quinoa on hand… just a couple of minutes.
My Lemon Quinoa
2 cups cooked quinoa
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp grated ginger
1 clove grated garlic
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp ground cumin
Juice of 1 lemon
S&P to taste
Heat the olive oil in a non-stick (preferably) frying pan. Add the ginger, garlic, turmeric and cumin and cook in the oil for about a minute. Add in the cooked quinoa and lemon juice (and S&P if using) and heat until the quinoa is cooked through.
I love the look (and then the texture) of quinoa… it’s so fun, and luckily for us, a pretty perfect food 🙂