Monday, December 19, 2011

Quinoa with Carmelized Red Onion, Bell Pepper, and Garlic


Ingredients:

1 tsp coconut oil
1/2 red ionion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced fine
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup of quinoa
water
parsley (to garnish, optional)
salt and fresh black pepper

Directions:
1. Soak quinoa for 5-20 min prior to cooking. Drain in fine sieve. Prepare according to package instructions.
2. Meanwhile, heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, and bell peppers. Cook for 10-12 min or until vegetables are tender and golden brown.
3. Once browned, remove onions and bell pepper from heat. Season with sea salt and black pepper to taste.
4. Combine with cooked quinoa and mix thoroughly. Season to taste.

WE served this with Chicken Rioja and LOVED it!

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