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Quinoa with Dill

What you need: 

1 cup dry quinoa, red or white (if starting with cooked quinoa, use 2 cups)
2 cups water, optional
4 tablespoons oil (I use peanut oil)
1/2 onion, chopped
4 medium cloves garlic, minced or crushed
3 to 4 tablespoons dillweed, dry or fresh
salt and pepper, to taste

What you do: 

1. If using dry quinoa: combine quinoa with water in small pot (I used stainless steel) and bring to a boil. Let cook until the water has all been absorbed, or the kernels are tender (if there's still water, drain through a strainer).
2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 4 more minutes. Add dillweed.
3. Add cooked quinoa to pan and stir everything thoroughly. Add salt and pepper. Serve.
Could be combined with any other main ingredients, or eaten as a poor man's meal because quinoa's got a pretty good amount of protein per serving.
Source of recipe: Somethin' I half-invented.

Preparation Time: 
2 min, Cooking time: 30 min
Cooking Time: 
30 min
Servings: 
3-4
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

I've made this a few times now, and I varied it a little each time.  I like it with half veg. broth and half water, and I use the pilaf method.  Very rich flavor!

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By the way folks, rosemary is a very nice substitute for dill- tastes just as good in my opinion.

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I used about 3 tablespoons fresh dill instead of dry.  I also didn't have onions, but other veggies (celery, carrots, and parsnips), so I used them instead.  I added some lemon juice for some zing too.

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I've made this recipe several times, which is why I was out of dill tonight.  I decided to get crafty and make it a sort of curry style-ish dish, so I made it just as in the recipe but instead of 3 tablespoons of dill, i used one each paprika, curry and cumin.  I then added some vanilla soy milk (maybe 1/2 cup), and some salt, and WOW is it good.

I wonder if there may be other similar substitutions to the basic recipe that might be equally successful if I'm out of dill, however the original recipe with the dill included is still my first choice if i have the ingredients on hand.

Mmmm,

Melissa

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This is a wonderful, super easy recipe if you use the "pilaf" method mentioned above and use veg stock instead of water.  Just saute the onion for 5 minutes until soft, add crushed garlic and saute for another 30 seconds, then add everything else.

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This was easy and delish! My Husband really enjoyed it as well and it was his first time eating quinoa. Very very filling,..............just a warning lol  >:D

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This was absolutely delicious!  I used the one-pot method that wfhalsey mentioned, it was so easy and so yummy (and a great source of iron, among other things), I will certainly be making this again.

Thanks for the recipe!

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To make things easier just reverse the preparation method. Essentially you would use the pilaf method on the quinoa - saute the onion, add the dry quinoa and spices and flavorings then liquid and cook. Saves time, energy and dishes!

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This was the first time I tried Quinoa. I did the 1C Broth thing as well and added chopped broccolli, red pepper flakes, and a little lemon juice. It was delicious! Thanks!

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Perfection!

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