Quinoa and Peas
Time Required: 10 (15 min. total)

Remember that quinoa is an excellent source of plant protein because it has combines all of the essential amino acids as only meat does otherwise. Our taste testers did not like quinoa sweetened and served hot for breakfast, but they loved it this way as an entree side dish.


1 cup(s) quinoa -- uncooked
1 tbsp butter -- or olive oil
1 green onion -- chopped fine
1 cup(s) peas
1 garlic clove(s) -- crushed


Prep Work:  Cook quinoa.  Chop onions.

1.  Cook quinoa in 2 c. water.  Bring to a boil and then simmer on lowest heat for 15 min.  When done, mix in butter while still hot.

2.  Chop onions fine and add along with peas.

3.  Sprinkle with olive oil until it is desired consistancy, approx. 2-4 tsp.  Salt and pepper to taste.

Variation:  Picture shows Quinoa and Peas topped with cabbage sauteed in a little butter.  I also replaced the green onion and garlic clove with 1 tsp. cumin and 1-2 Tbsp. nutrtitional yeast for a different flavor.  This makes a delicious lunch or light dinner!

OTL 2010


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