Monday, June 29, 2009

Red Quinua with Mushrooms and Zucchini

It has been a stress filled week. Lots of major life changes going on all at once. To cope, I made food!

Red Quinua with Mushroom and Zucchini

1 cup of water
1/2 cup of red quinua
1 large portabello mushroom cap
1 small zucchini
2 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoon of water
1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon of chopped onion
1 tablespoon of navy beans
1 tablespoon of oil
1 teaspoon of pine nuts
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of ground pepper

In a pot, bring 1 cup of water to a boil and add the red quinua. Cook on med heat until the quinua is soft and water is absorbed, about 20 mins. Set aside.

In a saute pan, heat the oil. Add the garlic, and onion, chopped. Once the onion becomes slightly translucent, add in the mushroom (sliced lengthwise) and zucchini (sliced circular). Cook until mushrooms are soft, about 5 mins. Add the ground pepper and pine nuts. Cook for about 5 more minutes then all the beans, tablespoon of water, lemon juice, and vinegar. Turn the heat put and let stif vigorously for 3 minutes. Add the red quinua mixture and mix well. Take off the heat and either serve hot or chill and serve.

This was very tasty and made up on the fly. You could do a numver of things with it, feel free to add peas, corn, or even spinach. The mushrooms took this dish to the next level. They were ver good with the vinegar and lemon flavor with a bit of heat from the pepper and garlic.

Yesterday, we made some potato salad and "honey" mustard tofu. The it was a great meal. Very refreshing. This was after I got bit in the butt by a donkey. No joke. I was at a game ranch and playing with donkeys. I was feeding them and when I turned around to see a goat sitting on a bench, one of the donkeys bit my ass! Unreal. It did not break the skin but hurt. I still could not help laughing though. It was a good weekend.


Jes said...

You know, being bit in the butt by a donkey isn't something many people can claim! :) The quinoa looks fabulous, I love the red over regular.

veggievixen said...

yummmmmm. i love quinoa in general, but the red kind is nice because of the great color palettes you can create with your dishes.

jrsimon56 said...

Bit in the ass by an ass! Ha! Hope you're okay, though :(. No fun! Looks like some more great food!

Gaia @ Viva Granola said...

Wow, it looks delicious!
I've never had red quinoa so I have to find some.
Thanks for the recipe!