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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 228.6
  • Total Fat: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 4.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 7.9 g

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Quinoa with Pea Pods and Peppers

Submitted by: SPCOOKBOOK
Quinoa with Pea Pods and Peppers

Introduction

Quinoa is perfect for a busy night. A good source of protein and fiber, this whole grain (actually
a seed) is ready in about 15 minutes. You could eat it plain, but like any grain, it benefits from added
flavors. Sautéing garlic, shallots, and other vegetables in a bit of olive oil adds a layer of flavor to the
dish, then lemon and parsley add freshness.
Quinoa is more calorie- and nutrient-dense than rice or couscous. If you prefer a lighter side
dish, cook half as much quinoa or cut the serving size in half. It can also be a light vegetarian entrée.
Instead of snow peas, try frozen peas, chopped asparagus, broccoli, or cauliflower.
Quinoa is perfect for a busy night. A good source of protein and fiber, this whole grain (actually
a seed) is ready in about 15 minutes. You could eat it plain, but like any grain, it benefits from added
flavors. Sautéing garlic, shallots, and other vegetables in a bit of olive oil adds a layer of flavor to the
dish, then lemon and parsley add freshness.
Quinoa is more calorie- and nutrient-dense than rice or couscous. If you prefer a lighter side
dish, cook half as much quinoa or cut the serving size in half. It can also be a light vegetarian entrée.
Instead of snow peas, try frozen peas, chopped asparagus, broccoli, or cauliflower.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 cup quinoa
    1 1⁄2 cups vegetable stock or water
    2 tsp olive oil
    4 small shallots, chopped (1/4 cup)
    3 cloves garlic, chopped
    6 ounces snow peas, sliced (about
    2 cups)
    1 yellow or orange bell pepper, cored,
    seeded, and chopped (about 1 cup)
    1 1⁄2 tbsp lemon juice
    1⁄4 cup parsley, chopped

Directions

1. Rinse the quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer under
cold water until the water runs clear. Place
the quinoa into a medium-size saucepan with
lid and add the stock. Bring to a boil, cover,
and reduce to a simmer. Cook until the quinoa
is tender, 15 to 18 minutes.
2. While the quinoa is simmering, heat a sauté
pan over moderate heat. Once hot, add the oil.
When the oil is hot, add the shallots and garlic
to the pan. Sauté until the shallots become
tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the snow peas and
peppers and sauté for 3 minutes more.
3. Drain any remaining stock from the quinoa;
add the quinoa to the vegetables and stir to
combine. Remove from heat and add the lemon
juice and parsley. Serve warm or cold.






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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Followed the recipe exactly except I added more broth and cooked it longer. Was a nice change from the routine. - 1/8/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this with red bell instead and really liked the presentation and the flavor. Will definitely made this again. - 5/17/14

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I introduced my husband to quinoa yesterday with another recipe I tried from the recipe collection. Since I added no salt, his only comment was 'it could use some salt and what is wrong with plain old rice. I plan to try this recipe as he really likes pea pods but add low sodium soy sauce to his. - 6/5/12

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  • I mistakenly got Snap Pea Stir Fry which was really just stir fry veggies with a few snow peas. While very colorful, my mistake really disappointed me. Next time I will be more alert as to what I buy. That being said, the addition of soy sauce would have been nice.
    Snow peas would have been better - 7/1/14

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Quinoa has so much protein as opposed to just a bunch of starch! Can't wait to try this recipe! - 10/30/12

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