This was my first attempt at quinoa, and I have to say it was pretty good! I did, however, follow the package instructions for cooking the quinoa, which said to use 2 cups of water to 1 cup of quinoa and simmer until the quinoa had absorbed all the liquid. Boiling it in an extra cup of liquid and then draining just didn't make any sense to me when I could just cook it like rice, hence the reason I gave the recipe only four stars. I also added some Better than Bouillon chicken base for a little added flavor, and had to play around a bit with the veggies as I didn't have red bell pepper or green onions on hand. In the end, I wound up using canned corn, and fresh tomatoes, chives, and carrots from our garden that needed to be used up. Threw in some basil and thyme instead of oregano when I couldn't find it in my spice cabinet, but kept the rest of the spices the same. Yum! So good! And honestly, I think the cumin and garlic made this dish! This will definitely be a repeat in my kitchen! Thanks for giving me a starting point to use up what I had on hand! A great first experience with quinoa!
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This was my first attempt at quinoa, and I have to say it was pretty good! I did, however,...