inscrutable quinoa pilaf
 
3 - 4   servings
 
1/2 lb.  snow peas, trimmed
1 Tbsp  toasted (oriental) sesame oil
1 small  clove garlic, peeled and minced
1 small  onion, peeled and chopped
6   scallions (green onions), thinly sliced --
  keep green and white parts separate
1 Tbsp  grated/chopped fresh ginger
1 to 3 Tbsp  soy sauce
1.5 cup  quinoa, thoroughly rinsed and drained
1 Tbsp  toasted sesame seeds
1/4 to 1/2 tsp  ground szechuan or black pepper
  additional toasted sesame oil, if desired
 
in 2-qt saucepan, bring 2.75 cup of water to boil. 
blanch snow peas for 1 minute; remove with slotted 
spoon and refresh under cold water. cut into thin 
slivers and set asice. 
reserved 2 cup of the cooking water and discard the rest. 
wipe saucepan dry, then heat oil in pan and saute the 
onion, garlic, and scallion whites for 2 mins. add ginger, 
2 cup of reserved water, and 1 tbsp soy sauce; stir well to 
scrape up onion stuck to pan (if necessary). 
bring mixture to boil, add quinoa, and reduce heat and 
simmer covered for 15 mins. turn off heat and let stand, 
covered, for another 5 mins. fluff up the quinoa, then stir 
in the sliced snow peas, scallion greens, sesame seeds, 
and pepper. add more soy sauce and sesame oil to taste. 
serve hot or at room temperature. 
 
  per serving: 420 calories, 14 gm protein, 66 gm carbohydrates,
12 fat, 1 gm saturated fat, no cholesterol, 339 mg sodium.
 
 
 
 
(ID: 73606) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Sat, Aug 13, 2005


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