Quinoa could be used in making many delectable dishes to add flavor and healthy to your diet. This is a simple and scrumptious Risotto with loads of vegetables in it. Quinoa is easily available in market, try to get de husked quinoa which is easy & quick to cook. Quinoa with husk or outer skin is hard and is not palatable.
I normally make vegetable stock in large quantity, fill it in small jars and freeze them for future use. If you don’t have time you can use store bought vegetable stock or even use just plain water to make this Risotto.
Veggie peels and stalks...homemade vegge Stock
Method; Wash Quinoa in running water and keep aside. Peel and dice all the vegetables finely. Do not throw the peels of the veggies, you could use them to make your stock.
How to make vegetable Stock; Collect all the peels of veggies and wash them well in water. Stalk of green vegetables such as Spinach and coriander makes a flavorful stock. Take a large vessel and heat 1 litre of clean water in it. add the peels of all veggies and a few slices of carrots, potatoes also in it.
Bring the water to boil till it reduces to about two cups. Take off the flame and cool it. Store the veggie stock in small jars and freeze them till use.
Heat a wok and add olive oil in it, add diced garlic and onion in the hot oil and fry for a few seconds. Add the washed Quinoa and fry it till all the grains are well coated with Olive oil. Add all the diced veggies in it.
Pour a ladle of vegetable stock/water in the wok and stir. Keep the heat at medium and add another ladle of water. Keep adding and stirring the quinoa till all the stock is used.
Healthy Quinoa Risotto
Remove from heat. Grate the cheese and mix into the mixed vegetable Quinoa Risotto. Sprinkle white pepper powder, grated cheese and salt and mix well. Serve it hot. The recipe makes a scrumptious and filling meal. Quinoa is much easy and quick to make into a Risotto than rice. Try these easy rice Risotto or healthy Quinoa Salad .
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