Quinoa and Adzuki Melange

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 June 2010 02:58 Written by Flax Tuesday, 22 June 2010 02:58

All of you who are scared of not getting enough protein and calcium can relax while eating this dish. This dish has tons of both protein and calcium. This food also has the advantage of hAn added benefit is that is has a dark green leafy vegetable as well as an orange vegetable all in one dish. This whole food will provide you with your full RDA in one meal.

I like to make this dish in the hot summer months when you want you want simple, easy to prepare foods that cook quickly.

1 cup adzuki beans, soaked overnight and cooked for one hour with a bayleaf (the bay leaf helps cut down on the gas)

1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 sweet potato, cubed
1 inch ginger, grated
1 leek, chopped
1 bunch mangold, chopped
2 cups quinoa, rinsed
4 cups water
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cumin
salt, pepper
sprinkle of fresh thyme leaves and nigella for garnish

Heat olive oil in a 2 liter saucepan, fry the onion for one minute, add the garlic, ginger, leek and spices and fry for 2 minutes more. Add the mangold and sweet potato and fry for 1 more minute. Add the quinoa and the water and bring to a boil. Lower the flame and cook for 10-15 minutes until the water is absorbed by the quinoa.

Garnish with thyme and nigella and serve.

Serves 4-6.

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