This Quinoa upma makes for a healthy, delicious breakfast or llight meal dish. The basic recipe is from the Moosewood restaurant's cookbook. Here's how I make it:
1 c. Quinoa - rinsed in cool water using a fine mesh strainer & drained
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup diced onions
1 tsp ginger paste
1 chopped green chilli (more or less depending on heat level desired)
1/2 tsp turmeric pwd
1 tsp cumin pwd
1 tsp coriander pwd
1/4 tsp red chilli pwd or to taste
3/4 - 1 tsp salt per taste
2 c. water
1/4 c. frozen green peas
1/4 c. red beans or any other per preference
Heat the oil and saute the onions on medium high heat for 5 mins. Add the ginger paste, chopped green chillies & quinoa. Stir for a minute. Add the turmeric, cumin, coriader & red chilli pwds. Stir for another minute. Add the water & salt. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and cook for anout 10 mins. Then add the peas and beans. Cover and cook another 10 mins. until water is absorbed.
Fluff with a fork before serving. Garnish with chopped cilantro if desired.
Updating this post to send it to the CWF - WG - Quinoa event at Priya's Mharo Rajasthan's Recipes.