Wednesday, 30 April 2008

The winning Carb Combo - as chosen by you.

Again, the voters surprised me! My favourite of the lot was the Leek, Potato and Celeriac Crumble! H would have voted for the Black Rice and Porcini Risotto so neither of us was right! But as you requested here is the recipe!
Roasted Winter Vegetable and Quinoa Pilaf
Serves 4

3 C Mixed Winter / Root Vegetables – 1” chunks *
2 T Olive Oil
1 t crushed Fennel Seeds
½ t Paprika
½ t Cumin
1 stalk Celery – Finely Chopped
½ Onion – Finely Chopped
2 Garlic – grated
½ C Quinoa
1 ½ C Vegetable Stock
Salt and Pepper to taste

- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Mix vegetables with oil, fennel seeds, paprika and cumin in a coverable baking dish. Roast uncovered for 40 minutes before proceeding with stove top part of dish – keep cooking while continuing.
- In a medium pan sauté the onion, garlic and celery for 10 minutes until very soft. Add the quinoa and stock, bring to the boil then add to the vegetables in the baking dish. Stir to mix. Cover and cook in the oven for a further 30 minutes. The liquid will be absorbed, then adjust seasoning before serving.

*Eg: Beet, Carrot, Celeriac, Parsnip, Pumpkin, Squash, Swede, Sweet Potato, Turnip, Yam, etc

I'm working on putting another poll together but I've had an upset stomach the last few days and haven't felt much like cooking. I will finish the selections before this weekend and post it when I have.

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