Quinoa and Veggies
- 2 cups quinoa
- 1 cup wild rice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or peanut oil
- 1 cup mushrooms, diced
- 1/2 cup diced chives
- 1/2 cup diced orange bell pepper
- 1/2 cup diced yellow bell pepper
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon cayenne or crushed red pepper
In a large skillet, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the quinoa and cook, stirring occasionally, until it expands out of its shell, about 10 minutes; be careful not to overcook it.
In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the rice and cook, stirring occasionally until done, about 20 minutes.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, chives, bell peppers, salt, and cayenne pepper. Cook, while stirring, for about 3 minutes. Add the quinoa and rice and stir until hot. Serve immediately.
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Recipe courtesy of Spirits on the River