Savory Quinoa with Corn and Peas

20 Aug

Though actually a seed, quinoa (pronounced keen-wha) is an ancient “grain” superfood. It is packed with antioxidants, fiber, iron and magnesium, and contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. Quinoa is said to assist with cardiovascular health, reduce migraines, and help lower the risk of heart failure and type 2 diabetes. This delicious yet simple recipe provides all of the above health benefits and then some.

Quinoa with Corn and Peas

Savory Quinoa with Corn and Peas

1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 cups water
2 tablespoons vegan buttery spread
1 (1-ounce) package onion soup mix
1/3 cup frozen corn kernels
1/3 cup frozen peas

Combine quinoa, water, buttery spread and onion soup mix in a medium-size pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Add corn and peas, mixing to combine. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 22-25 minutes, or until liquid has absorbed and quinoa is fluffy.

3 Responses to “Savory Quinoa with Corn and Peas”

  1. Kosher Culinary and Pastry January 8, 2012 at 12:32 am #

    Looks Delicious… I am going to try this recipe tomorrow!

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