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  • Tiger Lilly's Tricolor Quinoa & Orzo Pilaf

    There isn't a grain sub forum so I put this here.

    Tricolor Quinoa & Orzo Pilaf

    This is twisted quinoa roni!!

    4 -5 Servings

    Ingredients
    • 1 - 2 TBS EVOO
    • 1 small onion
    • 1/4 cup White Quinoa
    • 1/4 cup Black Quinoa
    • 1/4 cup Red Quinoa
    • 1/4 cup Orzo pasta
    • 1-1/2 cup stock (flavor of choice to compliment the entrée) or water
    • Ground sea salt - to taste
    • Ground peppercorns - to taste
    • 3 - 5 strands of saffron - optional

    Instructions
    1. Chop onion - small dice.
    2. Place quinoa in a fine sieve (strainer)and rinse well under water for about 2 minutes.
    3. Heat EVOO in pot then add the onion and sweat for 2 minutes.
    4. Add quinoa and orzo and cook stirring till pasta is slightly golden.
    5. Add stock (or water) and bring to boil.
    6. Add ground sea salt and ground peppercorns to taste and the saffron.
    7. Reduce heat to a simmer.
    8. Cover and cook for between 30 and 35 minutes.
    9. Turn off heat and let sit covered for an additional five minutes.
    10. Fluff and serve.

    Pictured below with a chicken and veggie stir fry.

    Last edited by tigerlilly; 03-02-2015, 02:51 PM. Reason: Moved to new grain sub forum.
    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

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  • #2
    What's EVOO?
    What's saffron taste like?

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      Last time I made this I added slice mushrooms and sautéed with the onions.
      Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

      Never explain yourself. Your friends don't need it and your enemies won't believe it anyway.

      “Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain.”
      -Dave Barry

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