Happy 2nd Anniversary to Chef Priyanka!! Also… Rosemary, Potato and Red Onion Quinoa

 Yesterday September 23rd, 2012 marks the 2nd year since I’ve started Chef Priyanka- already!! I feel old. But over these past 2 years I’ve generated more than 120 recipes- pretty crazy huh? I wish I had time to create more and cook more, but I make do with the time I have! So I would like to take this time to say: HAPPY 2ND ANNIVERSARY to Chef Priyanka! YAY!

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I’ve been experimenting and cooking with Quinoa more and more recently. It’s super filling, healthy and high in protein. I also find it easier to cook than rice and I like the flavor better. I’ve made a few version so far, but I wanted to share this recipe with you. It’s super easy and great for a weeknight meal. It pairs really well with an Italian/Mediterranean entree or tofu or is even great on its own (that’s how I ate it).

Rosemary, Potato and Red Onion Quinoa:

  • 1 cup white quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 potato- peeled and diced
  • 1/2 red onion-diced
  • 2 cloves garlic-minced
  • 2 serrano chilies- minced
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary (or 1 tbsp dried rosemary)- chopped
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • coarse black pepper
  • salt

1. In a medium pot over medium flame pour oil and add onions, garlic, potatoes and chilies. Saute for a few minutes until onions are translucent. Add rosemary, salt and pepper. Saute until fragrant and onions are slightly caramelized.

2. Add in the 2 cups of water, cover and bring to a boil. Then stir in quinoa, cover and bring to a boil. Once its come to a boil reduce to a simmer, keep covered and cook for about 15 minutes until all the water is absorbed and the quinoa is cooked and fluffy.

3. Fluff up with a fork and taste for salt. Place on a large serving plate and top with fresh/dried rosemary sprigs.

Serves 2-4

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