About this recipe:This is a higly versatile gluten-free quinoa dish. Sauteed onion, garlic, pepper, sweetcorn, quinoa and seasonings are mixed together. Serve either hot or cold. Enjoy as is or as a side dish. Feel free to use any vegetables that you have at hand.
1 pinch salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
75g sweetcorn kernels
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
2 spring onions, chopped
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:20min › Extra time:30min › Ready in:1hr
Bring the quinoa, water and 1 pinch of salt to the boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes. Once done, drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and cook until the garlic softens and the aroma mellows, about 2 minutes. Add the red pepper and sweetcorn; continue cooking until the pepper softens, about 5 minutes. Season with cumin, oregano, salt and pepper and cook for 1 minute more, then stir in the cooked quinoa and spring onions. Serve hot or cold.
My first time eating quinoa and for whatever reason it didn't go light and fluffy but was a bit of a mush. However, mixed with the veggies it was surprisingly tasty! Looking forward to a second attempt at the weekend. - 14 Feb 2014