- 1 3/4 cups quinoa
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons canned chopped green chiles (leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for up to a month, can be used for additions to scrambled eggs, homemade pizza, etc.)
- 1 tablespoons adobo seasoning
- 3 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped, plus more for garnish
Rinse the quinoa very well and drain it in a colander. This will remove the bitter powder-like coating, called saponin, a natural coating designed to repel bugs that can create a bitter taste.
Put the quinoa it in a medium saucepan, add the water and let it cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until the quinoa is puffed and the water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
In a separate large frying pan, heat the oil and the butter over medium-high heat until butter is melted. Add the onion, green pepper, and garlic, and green pepper and cook. Stir until the onion is transparent; approximately 5 to 7 minutes.
Add the green chiles, the adobo, the parsley and the salt to taste. Add the cooked quinoa and mix thoroughly. Serve hot, garnished with chopped parsley.
Recipe courtesy Ingrid Hoffmann, 2007