Walnut Rosemary Quinoa

Total Time
10 mins
40 mins

Quinoa, pronounced keen-wa, should be thoroughly rinsed prior to preparation to help remove any powdery residue that can remain following the removal of a protective substance called saponin (protects grain from insects and weather). Rinse in a fine strainer until water runs clear. Use two parts liquid to one part quinoa. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes or until grains are translucent and germ has spiralled out from each grain. All the water should have disappeared.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat oil in saucepan; add onion and quinoa. Sauté over medium heat, stirring constantly for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add pepper and sauté an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Add water, soy sauce, rosemary and peas. Bring to a boil and cover; simmer 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  5. Meanwhile, roast walnuts in oven for 3-5 minutes.
  6. When quinoa is cooked, turn off heat and mix in walnuts.
  7. Let sit an additional 10 minutes and serve.