Great Latin Quinoa
Quinoa is a great grain, rich in protein, and you can always add lots of flavor to this simple dish according to your favorite taste.
chopped, medium size
green chili peppers, canned
1 can, chopped
minced, more or less to taste
chicken broth, low salt
or vegetable broth, 1 can
pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
toasted, or sunflower seeds
scallions, spring or green onions
Toast quinoa in a large dry skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until it crackles and becomes aromatic, about 5 minutes.
Transfer to a fine sieve and rinse thoroughly.
Heat canola oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes.
Add green chiles and garlic, cook, stirring, for 40 seconds.
Add the rinsed quinoa and chicken broth(or vegetable broth); bring to a simmer.
Reduce heat to maintain a light simmer, then cover and cook until the quinoa is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 25 minutes.
Add pumpkin seeds(or sunflower seeds), cilantro, scallions, lime juice and salt to the quinoa.
Mix them gently and fluff with a fork.