Quinoa, a grain that looks like round sesame seeds, contains more protein than other grains.
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
1 cup uncooked basmati rice
1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
1/2 cup uncooked millet
3 cups vegetable broth
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
How to Make It
Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook 2 minutes. Add rice, quinoa, and millet; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in broth and salt. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes.
I like the combination of grains, and toasting them brings out a slight nutty quality. I did not have green onions or chicken broth, so I used a little roasted garlic, fresh lemon juice+filtered water, lemon zest, and a little additional salt. I would like to add something else for more flavor (veggies? herbs?), but this came out very nicely!
This was pretty tasty and a healthy change from standard rice. Nice consistency and nutty flavor. My husband actually thought I was cooking with peanut butter. I made one substitute - I didn't have any scallions so I diced a small onion instead. I will make this again.
This was our first quinoa recipe. We made it with organic ingredients and only quinoa. It took about the same time the recipe called for but we gave it a couple of nimutes at the end to be able to fluff it. Toasted 2 Tbs of pine nuts and added them at the end. We served it with olive topped tilapia and mixed veggies. I can see a lot of variations in our future!
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