Saturday, November 8, 2008

RM 2: Black eyed bean Quinoa with Caramalized Onions

This is my second recipe that I experimented with Quinoa, this time with beans...:)



Black eyed bean Quinoa with Caramalized Onions

Ingredients:

1 cup cooked Quinoa (Cook as per package instructions)
1/4 cup fire roasted Bell peppers (store bought)
1 tsp Olive oil
1/2 can Black eyed beans
1 tomato, finely chopped
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 tsp lime juice
1 tsp toasted Sesame oil (optional: for garnishing)

Preparation:

1. Heat oil in a wok and saute tomatoes and bell peppers for 2-3 mins. Add beans and season with salt & pepper. Cook for 5-6 mins on a medium-low flame.

2. Add cooked quinoa to the bean mixture and mix contents well. Cook for 3-4 mins until the flavors blend together.

3. Finally garnish with toasted sesame oil and lime juice. Serve hot with caramelized onions.

Caramelized Onions:

Cut 1 medium Onion into thin juveniles and separate the layers. In a wok, heat some oil and add onions all at once. Toss them using a spatula and cook for 5-6 mins on a medium flame, until they reach a dark brownish glaze *. Season slightly if desired. Serve warm.

*One can sprinkle some water (when done) to deglaze the onions.

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Cheers,
Siri

15 comments :

  1. Another recipe in my to do list with quinoa! Where do u get these quinoa recipes Siri?

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  2. Siri reply to me as well when u reply to Divya V :). delicous :).

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  3. Lovely.Siri.I have a similar recipe with couscous,yet to try quinoa

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  4. i have never tried quinoa..got to go and look for it here..

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  5. looks so nice but i never tryed this let me try this time

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  6. Looks yummy...healthy too..love adding black eyed peas, its completely a different dish Siri..

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  7. Sounds delicious and super healthy:-)

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  8. Quinoa looks great, Siri! I really need to try experimenting with this grain. Caramelized onions are just delicious!! :)

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  9. Quinoa is a regular visitor in my kitchen..will post one of my recipes soon :) Love this recipe girl...

    So when r u coming back? Missing u :(

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  10. Loved ur recipe. I made also made something similar to this will try to post soon. Tried ur Quinoa pancake came out excellent. All of them like it.

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  11. Quinoa is one of my favorite grains. A complete meal when combined with beans.

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  12. Siri this looks so good, I have to find the quinoa

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  13. @Divya,Bhawana: I know its a bit late to answer ur question abt quinoa recipes, but nevertheless - I got pancake idea as I was trying to finish off my left over quinoa from previous night and the idea about 'Quinoa + black eye beans' came when I was randomly googling about some stuff..:D

    Cheers,
    Siri

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  14. Using caramelized onions sounds like a delicious way to add flavor to quinoa :). I'd like to include your recipe on our blog, please let me know if you're interested :).

    Sophie, Key Ingredient Chief Blogger
    sophie@keyingredient.com

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