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Spicy Quinoa INCA RED with Cilantro

Written By: Chris - Aug• 19•13

I thought I would try the Inca Red Quinoa during my recent stage of “going Quinoa” kick I’ve been on!  I found the Ancient Harvest brand at my local grocery store.  According to their website, it has a delicious, nutty flavor all its own.  It’s grown and harvested in the remote and rugged highlands of Bolivia, Inca Red Quinoa is hand-tended from planting to final harvest in the ancient and traditional methods that date back thousands of years Download sims 4 on laptop.

As a “perfect food” Quinoa is 50% higher in fiber than wheat and has the highest protein content of any of the world’s grains!  Quinoa is considered to be a complete protein in that it provides all ten essential amino acids in a balanced pattern.  It can be served as a side dish, in soups, salads, and stir-fry; even as a delicious breakfast cereal wie kann man bei sims 4 sachen downloaden!  (although I haven’t gone that far just yet!)   It is light, tasty and easy to digest.  It is completely gluten-free. (if you’re into that sort of thing) and is high in calcium, low in sodium and contains no cholesterol.  I like this brand because it is Pre-Washed, so no rinsing is required download navigator for free!

I was looking for a side dish to go along with our pork tenderloin I was grilling and created this simple side dish based on some left overs as well as some staple ingredients that I had on hand cv design downloaden!



1 Cup Quinoa INCA RED, I used Ancient Harvest brand
2 Cups Chicken Stock, homemade is best

1/4 Cup Onion, chopped fine
3 Small Red and/or Orange Bell Peppers, chopped
1 Jalapeno, chopped fine to taste soundcloud musik downloaden pc!

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Vinaigrette, I used one that had sugar, vinegar, chicken bullion, oil and salt & pepper
3 Tablespoons of  Pineapple, jalapeno Jam, just to use it up! 
1/2 Cup Cilantro, fresh chopped
2/3 Cup Grape Tomatoes, sliced in half or quartered

1/2 Cup Light Sour Cream
Salt & Pepper

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This Quinoa was pre-washed and didn’t require rinsing.  Combine one cup quinoa to two cups chicken stock.  Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 to 15 minutes stirring occasionally until the seeds become translucent and the germ of the seed uncoils to form a little “tail.”   Remove from heat and fluff with fork stoneridge karte herunterladen.

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Meanwhile, saute the chopped onions and peppers in the oil within a skillet over medium heat, stirring until cooked somewhat soft.  Add the jelly and cook until it has reduced download pdf android.


Combine the cooked peppers and onions with the cooked Quinoa.  Add the vinaigrette, tomatoes and cilantro mixing gently skyrim mods.

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Mine was VERY spicy, so I added the sour cream to cool it down a bit.  It also adds a nice creaminess to the dish bewerbungsbogen herunterladen.

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I served the quinoa dish hot alongside of grilled asparagus and pork tenderloin.  Place the sliced pork on top of a scoop of the quinoa and drizzle the plate with the pork marinade drippings outlook 2010 bilder herunterladen.


The quinoa is nutty, spicy, rich and bright with the fresh elements to the dish.  We enjoyed this along with a beautiful Pine Ridge Merlot!









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