Quinoa. It's some spiffy stuff with a weird name. You can sometimes find it in normal grocery stores, Mom found a *huge* bag of it (pre-rinsed) at Costco, and it's almost always at the healthy food store. It seems to come in red and "normal", with normal being much more affordable. Like 40 or 50 cents a pound from the bulk bins affordable. It's big in protein, easy to store, and a nice texture and flavor change from rice.
Basically, it's some kinda wonder food. Also, it's pretty easy to cook. Just like rice. Oh, but if you can't find pre-rinsed, make sure you rinse it *a lot*- it has... stuff... on the outside that tastes like soap and needs to be cleaned off before cooking. Unless you *like* eating soap, in which case, leave it on.
So the recipe...
Quinoa with Caramelized Onions
- 3/4C quinoa (dry, prepair according to package- it's about 4C cooked)
- 1 to 2 Cups onion, sliced
- 1T olive oil
- 1/4C white wine
- spices (optional)
Depending on the price of onions and quinoa, this *should* work out to about 25 cents per serving. Mom serves it with baked chicken leg/ thigh she gets for 49 cents a pound, I think it'd be pretty good with beans and veggies or veggie fake-meat. Actually, with a bit more onion I'd probably just eat it as-is...