Quinoa and Brown Rice Bowl with Vegetables and Tahini
"Gail Simmons Unpacks Her Knives" Top Chef Just Desserts host Gail Simmons' version of a dish called I Am Fortified at the Los Angelos vegan Cafe Gratitude. Recipe published in Food & Wine: March 2012.
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- 1 cup(s) long-grain brown rice
- 1 cup(s) red quinoa
- 1/4 cup(s) extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely diced
- 1 carrot, sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick
- 1/4 pound(s) shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded and caps thinly sliced
- 1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick
- 1 head(s) of broccoli--stems peeled and sliced into coins, heads cut into small florets
- One 12-ounce bunch(es) kale, large stems discarded
- 1/4 cup(s) tahini, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup(s) fresh lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoon(s) warm water
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) crushed red pepper
- 1 ripe avocado, cut into 1/2-inch dice
- 1 cup(s) mung bean sprouts
- 1. In a medium saucepan, cover the brown rice with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat until the rice is just tender, about 40 minutes. Drain and return the rice to the saucepan; keep covered.
- 2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the quinoa with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Cover the saucepan and simmer over low heat until the quinoa is tender and all of the water has been absorbed, 20 minutes.
- 3. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the carrot and cook until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the shiitake, cover and cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Add the zucchini, season with salt and cook, stirring a few times, until tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
- 4. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the skillet. Add the broccoli, cover and cook over moderate heat, stirring a few times, until deep green, 5 minutes. Add the kale, cover and cook, stirring a few times, until the broccoli and kale are just tender, 4 minutes. Season with salt. Stir in the other vegetables.
- 5. In a small bowl, whisk the tahini with the lemon juice, garlic, warm water and crushed red pepper. Season with salt.
- 6. Transfer the brown rice and quinoa to bowls. Top with the cooked vegetables, diced avocado and bean sprouts. Serve, passing the tahini sauce at the table.
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