Confetti Quinoa

"Quinoa, pronounced "keenwa," quadruples in size when cooked yet stays crunchy and nutty. This recipe (which I've not tried) adds a variety of colors of bell pepper to the quinoa for the effect of confetti. From Laurel's Kitchen Cookbook and submitted for Zaar World Tour II."
 
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photo by Dianna from Texas photo by Dianna from Texas
photo by Dianna from Texas
Ready In:
20mins
Ingredients:
7
Yields:
3 cups
Serves:
4-5
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ingredients

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directions

  • Add quinoa to boiling water and salt; reduce heat then cover and simmer 15 minutes until water is absorbed.
  • Meanwhile, sauté onion and pepper in olive oil; add to cooked quinoa; add almonds or water chestnuts just before serving.

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Reviews

  1. Burgundy Damsel
    Loved this! Fast, easy and delectable. Thanks!
     
  2. Dianna from Texas
    Great recipe! Minor things I changed: used vegetarian chicken broth instead of water, and prior to cooking, I toasted the Quinoa. Wow! What a great flavor! I did not add the salt, as the broth already had sodium, and it turned out just right. I probably doubled the almonds and it added alot of yummy crunch. Even the kids loved it. Thanks for the recipe, Deb.
     
  3. JacksonHE
    This is my first time eating and cooking quinoa. It was much better than I expected! I added a minced clove of garlic, a pinch of salt and pepper but followed the recipe otherwise. Next time I'd like to try adding a green chili pepper and some grated carrot. It's an easy, tasty recipe, and it will be used and varied many times I'm sure. **If you're a 'quinoa newby' like me, be sure to get yourself an ultra-fine mesh collander for rinsing your quinoa before cooking! I had to learn this lesson the hard way.**
     
  4. UmmBinat
    This is good. I used white quinoa, water, sea salt, yellow bell pepper, unrefined extra virgin olive oil, blanched sliced almonds toasted in a dry frying pan, and the onion. Served with a yogurt salad.
     
  5. Sageca
    I just discovered Quinoa and this is my first recipe.I Love it!I followed your instructions but I added a shallot and a couple of mushrooms. I will be making this again; thanks for posting. Sage/Rita
     
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  1. Dianna from Texas
    Great recipe! Minor things I changed: used vegetarian chicken broth instead of water, and prior to cooking, I toasted the Quinoa. Wow! What a great flavor! I did not add the salt, as the broth already had sodium, and it turned out just right. I probably doubled the almonds and it added alot of yummy crunch. Even the kids loved it. Thanks for the recipe, Deb.
     

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