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Three color Quinoa pilaf

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Gluten Free & Vegan

Ingredients

1 cup of red & white quinoa
1/2 cup of black quinoa
3 cups of water or broth
1 onion chopped
2 celery stalks chopped
1 carrot diced
2 garlic cloves crushed
1/2 cup crushed tomatoes or tomato juice
1 cup chopped cilantro and parsley
Any leftover of cooked chicken, meat or tofu, optional.
1 teaspoon of turmeric, 1 teaspoon of grounded cumin and a pinch of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot, sauté the onion, celery, carrot in a bit of olive oil.
  2. Add the turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, chopped cilantro and parsley, crushed garlic and stir.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes and tofu or meat/chicken. Stir.
  4. Add the water or broth, bring to a boil, stirring often so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot, then reduce heat to medium and cook until all liquid is absorbed, about 15 to 18 minutes.
  5. Set aside and cover 2 to 3 minutes. Salt to taste and serve with a green salad on the side. Enjoy!
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