Vegetarian Steamed Vegetables with Quinua

by Captain Bill

Quinua is one of the Andean supergrains, a favorite of the Incas. It is perfect for vegetarians because it has approximately the same protein as milk, cheese, or meat and all of the essential amino acids plus it is easy to digest. If you can not find quinua, you can substitute cous cous, or you can take a cruise with Dawn on the Amazon and enjoy the real thing.

Vegetarian Steamed Vegetables with Quinua
Vegetarian Steamed Vegetables with Quinua

1 small onion chopped fine
3 Tbls olive oil
1 Tbls honey, or to taste
2 small carrots chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
3 branches of fresh cilantro chopped
3 branches fresh parsley chopped
1 piece cinnamon
1 tsp ginger chopped very fine
½ tsp paprika
1 piece of pumpkin or squash
1 zucchini
2 tomatoes peeled, seeded, and chopped
½ cup golden raisins
2 cups boiled quinua or cous cous
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup boiled garbanzo beans

Stir fry onions in olive oil on medium heat, till golden, add the honey, mix for 1 minute, add carrots, celery, cilantro, parsley, cinnamon, ginger, paprika, add salt and pepper.

Add just enough water to cover the vegetables and boil until the carrots are just tender, or use a steamer.

Add the zucchini, and pumpkin, cook and add the tomatoes, and the raisins. Cook for one minute; take off the stove.

Add the parsley and cilantro and the cinnamon.

Spoon the steamed vegetables onto the quinua and serve.

Vegetarian Steamed Vegetables with Quinua

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kem June 11, 2008 at 12:50 pm

This looks terrific! I’m a big quinoa fan, so I’ll definitely be trying this one. Thanks!

2 Gabriel November 19, 2008 at 7:40 am

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