Monday, December 19, 2011

Quinoa for Lunch

This is the kind of week that has just about every minute accounted for. We still want to eat things that are nutritious and for me quinoa is a magic food that's both really satisfying as well as healthy. I don't think I've met a quinoa dish I didn't like and this one is no exception. The combination of squash, mushrooms and onions is amazing.

1 cup Quinoa
2 cups water
2 cups butternut squash, cubed
1 large onion, sliced
2 cups mushrooms (I used cremini), sliced
3 Tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a medium pot cook the quinoa with the water for approximately 12 minutes, lid on (water should be absorbed). Let stand with heat off for a few minutes and then fluff with a fork. Set aside to cool.
2. Roast the butternut squash in a 350 F oven until tender - approximately 20 minutes. You can fry it if you prefer but roasting brings out the beautiful flavour of the squash.
3. Fry onion and mushroooms in the olive oil until the onions are carmelized.
4. Combine everything with the quinoa including any leftover olive oil in the pan. Salt and pepper to taste. StumbleUpon


PG said...

Where'd you get the bowl? I don't recognize it.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious combination Giz looks wonderful

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I tried quinoa for the first time earlier this year and I am always looking to have my way with it:D This is kind of cool, the word verification below is "equal".

cocoa and coconut said...

I agree, the combination of squash and mushrooms and the texture of quinoa..oh yum! Good work!

Patsyk said...

I love the flavor combination in this quinoa dish! May have to add it to my list of healthy lunches!

That Girl said...

Looks delightfully stew-y

kat said...

Oh, that is my kind of meal!