Sunday, April 19, 2009

Quinoa, basil and tofu / ALSO DON'T FORGET THE GIVEAWAY ONE POST DOWN FROM THIS!!!

This is so easy to make. Seriously. The original recipe is on the box of a
Trader Joe's Quinoa box that I saw years ago. Here's my version.
Quinoa, basil & tofu
1 C. Quinoa , dry
2 C. vegetable broth
1 bunch of basil, chiffanade
2 bell peppers, yellow, orange, red (your choice)
2 C. yellow onion, sliced
5 cloves garlic, sliced
8 oz. extra firm tofu
1 tsp. oregano
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1 tsp thyme
1 tsp garlic, minced
In a small saucepan bring 2 C. water to boil then add 1 C. Quinoa. Cover and turn down heat to low and cook for about 25 min. Once done turn off heat.
Rinse, drain and dry tofu. Dice tofu and coat with a bit of olive oil, 1 tsp minced garlic, 1/2 tsp. thyme and a bit of salt to taste. Broil on low in oven just until slightly brown. Set aside once done.
Heat up a large pan and add 1 T. olive oil. Then add the onions,bell pepper & garlic, cook until just starting to get soft. Add about 1 tsp oregano cook for another 1 minute. Next add the Quinoa, basil and tofu mix thoroughly and turn off heat. Add salt and pepper to taste. I drizzled a bit of basil olive oil on top.
Enjoy!

7 comments:

  1. yum, I love quinoa. It's especially good with peas.

    And thanks for visiting my blog!

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  2. Quinoa is definitely one of my favourite grains!

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  3. yum! i love quinoa, i even eat it for breakfast sometimes!

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  4. Ooh, this sounds so nice! We love quinoa.

    You're in Solvang?! Why did I not know this? I drive by on my way to LA sometimes.

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  5. I am making this tonight!I have been looking for quinoa recipes that are kind of Greek or Mediterranean. There was this restaurant that Derrix used to go to when he was at Disney and he would bring me home the quinoa to try and figure out the ingredients. I never could get it right... plus I always ate it right up!

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  6. I ended up making this tonight. I had 3 teenagers over for dinner on Friday and didn't want to take a chance... I will email you the pics. Don't know hos to ad them to the comments?

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