Rich and I have a tendency to splurge on produce all week long. Once Saturday comes, we still have a bunch of things left in the fridge that we have to use quickly. So we throw everything together, and this makes Saturday my favorite day. We have a boatload of quinoa right now, so I decided to throw some things together for a quick lunch.
Disclaimer: this meal is HOT, in both temperature and flavor.
What you'll need:
1 Tbsp olive oil
Chopped onion (about 1/4 cup)
Chopped green and red peppers
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1/4 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1/4 tsp red pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup frozen corn
What to do:
Heat olive oil on skillet.
Once warm, add onion, carrots, radishes, green and red peppers and cook until brown.
Add in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Mix in uncooked quinoa and add 1/2 cup vegetable broth.
Add red pepper, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.
Stir and continue to add in the rest of the vegetable broth as it soaks in (I added 1/4 cup at a time).
Cook for 15 minutes.
Add in frozen corn and cook for another 5 minutes.
Top with either Feta or Cotija (I changed to Cotija last minute) cheese and you're done!