Quinoa is something new to our diet. I kept reading about it in food blogs and was curious but didn’t know if we’d like it. Quinoa is pronounced Keen-Wah. Did you know that? Probably most people do but I didn’t. This is a grain I never gave any thought to before but I’m glad I tried it.
Eliza Cross wrote The Quinoa Quookbook and I was fortunate enough to have acquired a copy. We are completely smitten with Eliza’s book 101 Things to do with Bacon so we were curious about the many ways we could use quinoa. Being a fan of bacon we immediately sought out the bacon and quinoa recipe. It’s great!
I used Trader Joe's organic quinoa (a thoughtful gift from the author :-) Rinsed it and then started with a saute of bacon, onion and green pepper.
The Quinoa Quookbook by Eliza Cross
2 slices thick bacon, cut into ¼ inch dice
1 small shallot, minced
1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
2 cups chicken stock
1 TB minced chives
1 TB chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook bacon until fat has rendered, about 2 minutes. Add shallot and cook, stirring until softened but not browned. Add quinoa and chicken stock and bring to a boil.
Cover and cook over low heat for approximately 20 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff with a fork and stir in chives and parsley.
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