Simply Quinoa, use minimal spices for a delicious taste! I am bringing you a simple way to cook quinoa (KEEN-wah) effortlessly. This recipe just happened by accident. No, it was an accident because I was lazy. There are many simple recipes but this one I think won my heart.
To tell you the part about me being lazy, well, this is what happened. I always buy olive oil by the gallon and always fight with myself when I have to transfer a little bit of oil at a time to my oil dispenser. Oil dispenser, as you might know, was created to add a touch of décor to your kitchen and to make life a bit simpler. As wonderful and useful they can be it is also a hassle to lift that gallon of oil to pour just a few ounces into that skinny bottle.
So the other I was having another fight again with myself and decided to use GrapeSeed Oil instead of olive oil. It was already on the counter and why not, right! I don’t use GrapeSeed Oil in everything just because it is very expensive and it is best to use it when necessary. I started cooking the Quinoa the same way I usually do.
I let the grains fried in oil before adding my broth. I decided to add Mrs. Dash Original into the Quinoa while it was frying into the GrapeSeed Oil. After a few minutes, I added sea salt and fresh ground black pepper and the recommend liquid amount. I had a side dish ready in minutes to eat with my meat stew. By the way, this is not an advertisement for Mrs. Dash, and there is no monetary exchange provided by mentioning the spice. Just have to remember those disclosures. 🙂
I WAS ASTONISHED! I know I am not supposed to write in caps because it means that I am yelling. But I am not. Those are words of joy. I have found a new Simply Quinoa recipe that I am fond of. Who would have known that being lazy sometimes pays? LOL
The nutty flavor mixed with the dried spices and the oil was just beautiful! Don’t try to break the bank with GrapeSeed Oil, just buy a small bottle and try my Simply Quinoa recipe. There are no excuses not to eat healthier.
- 1 3/4 cups water
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 tablespoon grape seed oil
- 1 ½ teaspoons Mrs. Dash Original spice
- Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- In a saucepan, add oil, quinoa, spices and let fry while stirring for about 2 – 3 minutes over low to medium heat. Add water, salt and pepper to taste and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is completed absorbed. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork. Serve immediately.