Dinner Winner!

I made up this recipe a few months ago, mainly to use up a bunch of veggies that were on the verge or going bad. I've made several versions of this and you can put in it whatever you like!

Quinoa/Vegetable Dinner (Vegan and Gluten Free)

3 cups cooked quinoa (I cook mine in veggie broth instead of water)
1 can garbanzo beans and/or kidney beans
1/2 cup diced onion
2-3 cups vegetable broth (I use one whole 4 cup box for the quinoa and cooking)
2 Tbsp oil

1 cup each of 3-5 of the following veggies:
sliced carrots
sliced celery
yellow squash sliced very thin
green beans
brussels sprouts
mushrooms (fresh or canned)

If you are not vegan/vegetarian, feel free to add chicken, pork or other meat.

Cook the quinoa and set aside (I cook mine in a rice cooker). In a skillet or cast iron pan on medium high heat, sauté the onions in 2 Tbsp oil, add 1 cup veggie broth and celery. Continue to stir onions and celery. Keep adding carrots and other vegetables of your choice and continue to stir (see photos below). Keep adding vegetable broth so it covers the vegetables completely. Cover your skillet and let the veggies simmer until nice and tender, 10-15 min. Then add cooked quinoa and mix together well. Salt to taste. That's it! Easy.

Version #1

Version #2

Sauté onion in oil

Add celery

Add carrots, squash, brussels sprouts or other veggies

Add garbanzo beans

Cover and let cook 10-15 min until veggies are tender

Veggies are fully cooked

Add quinoa and mix well

Done! Yum!


Sherri I said...

Thanks for the recipe. Looks good, especially for a cold day!

Lee said...

I am going to try the recipe this weekend! Thank you!