Zucchini and Quinoa medley
1 cuncooked quinoa (rinse/soak for 5 minutes)
2 clow sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 tspkosher salt or to taste
5 - 6zucchini sliced
3 Tbspolive oil, extra virgin
1 Tbspreal butter
1 csliced fresh mushrooms
3/4 csliced onion
1/4 cchopped chives
·salt or salt to taste
·black pepper to taste
·garlic powder to taste
How to Make Zucchini and Quinoa medley
- To prepare quinoa - cover with water in your saucepan that you will be cooking it in. Let soak for 5 minutes. This removes some of the hulls.
hint: I usually soak and drain twice during this 5 minutes.
Drain well and add the chicken broth.
Bring to a boil - stir, cover and simmer on low for about 20 minutes or until cooked. Quinoa cooks like rice - so you can also use a rice cooker to do this.
- To prepare the Zucchini:
In a large skillet (with lid)- Start cooking sliced onions and mushrooms in olive oil and butter on medium heat for about 15 minutes or until wilted - stirring often.
Add zucchini - stir and cover and let it start steaming - stirring occasionally.
Cook for 10 to 12 minutes.
Add seasonings and chives - stir and turn off.
I like to cook the zucchini to less than firm. To me it tastes better when mixed with the quinoa. Some people like it crunchier - so cook/steam to your liking.
- Once quinoa is cooked add it to the cooked zucchini mixture. Stir well and then top with shredded parmesan cheese before serving.