Try this Kale and Quinoa Pilaf, a fresh and healthy side dish you can make in a snap. You can substitute 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes for the chili paste.
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon chili paste with garlic
1/2 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
6 cups torn kale
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 cup cooked quinoa
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
How to Make It
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, bell pepper, and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add curry, chili paste, and ginger; sauté 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients; cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Serve at room temperature.
I have made this twice and have a couple of recommendations:
I double the amt of curry powder,
cook carrots for a few mins before adding everything else, and
double amt of soy, cilantro, and garlic.
I omit rice and double the amount of quinoa. Top with mango chutney(Earl Grey's brand or Trader Joe's brand), it really brings out the flavor and adds a nice touch. Dish is definitely more flavorful the next day. I really love this dish, great way to have something different for dinner!