Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Citrus and Sesame Quinoa with Edamame
This is a great meal or side dish for people wanting a meatless meal with complete proteins. It's actually my first time working with quinoa, so forgive me if I make any blunders! Honestly I just threw some things together and crossed my fingers that the flavors would work out.... : )
INGREDIENTS (makes 1 "meal" sized portion or 2 side portions):
1/2 cup quinoa
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp sesame (optional) I used half white sesame, half black
1 tbsp orange zest
1/2 cup edamame
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp soy sauce
1. Prep the quinoa by soaking in water for 15 - 30 minutes. Rinse when done.
2. Prepare the sauce by heating the olive oil in the pan with the sesame seeds for 2-3 minutes. Add in the soy sauce, honey, edamame, and orange zest. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove and set aside.
3. Bring 1 cup water and 1/2 cup prepared quinoa to a boil. Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes, or until all water has been absorbed and quinoa is fluffy.
4. Remove from heat, mix sauce mixture into cooked quinoa and enjoy.