Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Truffle Mushroom Quinoa with Caramelized Onions and Red Pepper



I can live without rice. Like totally. I went on a carb free diet (ok, I mean white rice free diet) for a month and did not even feel a pinch of regret. There wasn’t any drastic change in routine since everyone tells me I eat white rice like a mouse. Yeah which means I get all my pleasure from eating chocolates and desserts. YEAH OH YEAH.

Since life is too short, always indulge in things you like. Hahas. Correction. (Indulge With exercise). So why all that talk about white rice? Because I found a perfect alternative to rice- the humble quinoa that I particularly grew fond of (Read more about the amazing benefits of quinoa in my previous blog post). It has the perfect texture to it and coupled with all those yummy salad ingredients, it’s like a match made in heaven.

This time round I tossed it together with some mushrooms, caramelized onions and red peppers. Added a little truffle sauce and omggg it was way too heavenly.

 


Mushroom & Caramelized onions, red pepper quinoa ( Serves 2).


Ingredients


- 80g or 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 cup of water
- 1 medium red pepper, sliced into thin strips
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 200g brown button mushrooms, sliced ( Or whatever mushrooms you like). You can add more if you like.
- Salt and pepper (To taste)
- Dried herbs ( Oregano, thyme, mixed herbs etc- optional)
- Truffle sauce ( Optional)


Steps


1) Boil water in a medium saucepan

2) Rinse quinoa

3) When water is boiling, add quinoa and cook for 15-20min until fluffy. Remove from heat and set aside while you prepare the ingredients.

4) Heat a little olive oil in pan

5) Add onions and red pepper and fry till soft. Add salt and pepper to taste

6) Add mushrooms and cook till soft. Add truffle sauce

7) Throw in the cooked quinoa and mix well to combine.

8) Serve warm


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