I read that it cooks just like rice, and I love fried rice, so I thought I'd start off easy and make "Fried" Quinoa.
2 and 1/2 cups Water, divided
1 cup Honeyville's Quinoa
2 Tb. Honeyville's Dehydrated Carrots
2 Tb. Honeyville's Dehydrated Onions
1/4 cup Honeyville's Freeze Dried Peas
4 Tb. Honeyville's Whole Egg Powder
1 and 1/2 Tb. Soy Sauce
1 clove Garlic, minced
|I realize that this doesn't show all ingredients but at least you can sort of see what Quinoa looks like before it is cooked. |
It is a really small seed. Peas, onions and carrots are also shown in this picture.
In a pot bring 2 cups of water to a boil. In a small mesh, metal strainer rinse the Quinoa. Make sure it is a small mesh otherwise everything will rinse right on through. Mine is small and still a few got through. Add Quinoa, Carrots, Onions, and Peas to the boiling water. Cover and reduce heat. Allow to simmer 20 minutes, or until water has evaporated.
Transfer cooked Quinoa and veggies to a large greased skillet. Arrange the grain to be in a ring leaving a good portion of the middle open. This exposed area will be for cooking the garlic and egg.
|The center should have been bigger, I learned my lesson after I poured in the egg mixture.|
|See I told you the center needed to be bigger!|
Here are a couple other tips when making this:
- I was really surprised how much this made. From that 1 cup of Quinoa I got about 4 and 1/2 cups finished product!
- For the greased skillet I recommend using an oil over a cooking spray. I thought the garlic sauteed better. I used Canola.
- When you get to the part about cooking the garlic and egg, use a small burner on your stove. The Quinoa is already cooked and warm so you don't want to dry it out. You only need the middle hot to saute the garlic and cook the egg.