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homestyle-quinoa recipe

Date: Fri, 27 Oct 1995 10:53:19 -0400 (EDT)
 From: Judith Thomas (jethomas@mailbox.syr.edu)
 I got inspiration for this from Graham Kerr's cooking show.  (Graham 
 Kerr's Kitchen).  The original called for real b**f; I modified it 
 to leave that out and the 1 tsp of oil.  IMHO, I think the Gimme Lean can 
 be left out and chickpeas or some other bean could be used, but I wanted 
 to try it this way first.  YMMV
 Homestyle Quinoa
 1 cup quinoa
 2 cups water
 1/2 package Gimme Lean Beef Flavored meat substitute
 1/2 large onion, diced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1/2 red pepper, diced
 1 cup frozen corn, thawed (I think it could stand more)
 vegetable broth or wine for sauteeing
 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (start with 1/8 teaspoon and add as you like)
 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
 salt to taste
 Fresh Parsley, minced
 Fresh Cilantro, minced (I left it out 'cause I can't stand it)
 In a non-stick dutch oven, saute the onion and garlic in veggie broth for 
 two-three minutes.  Add the Gimme Lean, breaking it up with the spatula 
 as it cooks.  (Use more veggie broth as needed).  Let this cook for about 
 five minutes while you prepare the quinoa:
 Rinse the quinoa in cold water and drain.  Bring the two cups water to 
 boil and add the quinoa.  Cook 10-15 minutes, until quinoa has absorbed 
 the water and you can see the white germ ring.
 While the quinoa is cooking, add the remaining ingredients (except the
 spices) to the dutch oven and stir while cooking.  When the quinoa is
 cooked, add it to the dutch oven and stir to combine.  Add herbs and
 spices and cook a few minutes more to soften the parsley.  Taste and
 re-spice as needed. 
 Graham Kerr served this with potatoes that had been mashed with parsley
 and buttermilk piped on to the plate. Then the quinoa stuff was put inside
 the potato ring.  I didn't get that fancy; I just served the quinoa stuff
 on a plate w/out potatoes. 
 kwvegan vegan