Bacon Quinoa from The Quinoa Quookbook
{#4 Cookbook Countdown}

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.




Bacon quinoa
The Quinoa Quookbook by Eliza Cross

Ingredients....

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

Method....

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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16 comments:

Debra Eliotseats said...

OMG! Top that with a fried egg and call it breakfast!

Tina said...

That's a great idea, Debra!

Eliza Cross said...

That dish looks absolutely DELISH - so glad you enjoyed the cookbook and quinoa. You chose one of my favorite recipes! Happy cooking! xoxo

Tina said...

I appreciate you, Eliza :-) I am learning m,ore about quinoa all the time. Too bad I waited so many years to try it. Love it.

Beth F said...

We love quinoa and use it instead of rice quite often. This bacon-infused dish made with broth sounds like a total winner!

Tina said...

BF- I love how broth pumps up the quinoa or rice, makes it so much richer.

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) said...

Bacon makes everything better! And I'm sure it adds great flavor to the quinoa!

Katherine P said...

That sounds delicious! I love quinoa but my husband is not sold on the idea. I think the bacon and shallots just might do the trick. I'm pinning this to make later. Thanks for sharing!

jama said...

I've only tried quinoa once before, and got a little weirded out by the curliness. :) But I need to try again. . .

Carole said...

Tina, I always said quin-o-a like it's spelled until someone who is a major foodie somewhat condescendly corrected me. I say we should say it however we want. And don't start me on acai berries. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

Vicki said...

Love quinoa! Haven't tried Bacon Quinoa before, but we LOVE bacon so I'll give it a try!

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

Putting bacon with quinoa is a great idea.

JoAnn said...

We like quinoa, and bacon definitely makes everything better!

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

I've been hesitant to try quinoa but well add bacon and it suddenly seems more promising.

Have a great weekend,
Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Tina,
Your quinoa with the bacon, looks so, so, delicious!
I have never tried quinoa before, and wonder how it tastes like.
Perhaps like you, having it with bacon would be a good start! :)
Thank you for linking with CYB!

Luv Sweet and Savory said...

Hi Tina, thanks for sharing this yummy Bacon quinoa. I've not tried quinoa. The pumpkin & apple soup I made recently called for quinoa. But it is not easily available here when I tried to find it in a few supermarkets / organic shops.

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