Monday, April 5, 2010

quinoa with roasted vegetables and edamame

i made a good lunch for us today. unfortunately, i forgot to take a picture, so you'll just have to imagine what it looked like. oh well, c'est la vie.
last week, i suddenly had an intense craving for both quinoa and edamame. which is weird, because delicious as they are, who craves quinoa and edamame? my own cravings typically involve more chocolate than that. anyway, they were both wise purchases that i turned into this delicious dish.
quinoa with roasted vegetables and edamame
*quinoa (1/4 cup dry per person)
*baby carrots
*brussel sprouts
*chopped onion
*olive oil
*salt and pepper
*shelled edamame (1/4 cup per person)

cook quinoa according to package directions (this takes about 20 min usually).
meanwhile, toss baby carrots, chopped onion in olive oil in a glass baking dish. use how ever many veggies you want--we used 1/2 onion, 6 brussel sprouts, and 14 carrots for 2 people. use 1-2 Tablespoons oil, depending on how many veggies you have. oil should be evenly distributed into a light coating on the veggies.
sprinkle veggies with salt and pepper--we used about 1/2 teaspoon of each.
roast in oven for 30 minutes at 400 degrees, or until veggies are nicely roasted--brown and just starting to get really dark, but not burnt.
mix cooked veggies with quinoa and edamame.



Deanna said...

I can relate to the weird cravings since I crave brocolli and dark greens a lot. (And I'm no where near iron deficient). I love quinoa but lately I've been devouring the Harvest Grain mix from Trader Joe's so quinoa kinda got pushed to the side.

And it never fails that the recipes I don't measure are the one's people always ask me for. Kind of like forgetting to take the picture.

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Recipeman said...

yummy i find Quinoa so such a wholesom meal great. i make stuff like this all the time ..