Thursday, 12 June 2008

Quinoa in a (curry) hurry

I think I've mentioned this thing I like to do with quinoa before, but never before have I actually written down a recipe, as really, there was no recipe, it was just the same things in roughly the same proportions. Until I wrote it all down and made it formal. There is now a recipe (yay). If you have cooked quinoa, and chickpeas to hand its super quick and its tasty.

This serves 2 if it is the centre of the meal, and 4 if there are loads of sides.
Thai Quinoa
Serves 2 – 4

½ Onion – sliced
3 cloves Garlic – grated
½ - 1 t Thai Green Curry Paste *
2 C cooked Quinoa
1 C frozen Peas – thawed #
½ C cooked Chickpeas
2 Sprig Onions – finely chopped
¼ C Cilantro – roughly chopped

Saute the onion and garlic for about 10 minutes, until a little browned.
Add in the curry paste with a splash of water and stir to combine.
Continue to sauté and add the quinoa, peas and chickpeas and cook for about 5 minutes until everything is well combined and heated through.
Stir in the spring onion and cilantro, then serve. This is easy to mold and looks pretty when you do.

* you know how much heat you like, and you know how hot your curry paste is as it varies between brands. Add lass then more later is a good rule of thumb.
# to thaw them quickly, pour over boiling water, stand 5 minutes, drain and repeat. They’re pretty much cooked and ready to add.

Remember you control how spicy you make it so don't blame me!

1 comment:

Erin said...

Sounds good, I'm hoping to make a similar quinoa dish for dinner tomorrow.