Monday, October 22, 2012

One Pot Quinoa and Kale

I am a vegetarian and always try to eat my dark, leafy greens, and my whole grains.
Well first, One cup of kale contains 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 15% of the daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), 40% of magnesium, 180% of vitamin A, 200% of vitamin C, and 1,020% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.
Secondly,  of all the whole grains, quinoa has the highest protein content. It provides all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein.
For something different (and quick), I did a search for "quick kale" and came up with thise awesome recipe from The Vegan Chickpea.

Here is my version of the recipe:
You need:
In a small pot, over high heat, bring broth to a boil
In this order, add Quinoa, Kale, and garlic. Push it down so the Kale gets wet
Cover and reduce to low, cook for 20 minutes
Pour a glass of wine
Clean the dishes while you are tortured by the amazing smells coming from your stovetop
Because you can't leave well enough alone, in the last 5 minutes add cranberries and sliced almonds
(re-cover the pot in the last 5 minutes)
I had to add that punch of color!
WHOA this was REALLY good! It was also good cold!
***recipe without pictures***
One Pot Quinoa & Kaleserves one as a side & can easily be doubled, tripled, quadrupled..

1 Cup vegetable broth
1/2 Cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
4 leaves of kale, rinsed and torn into pieces
2-4  cloves of garlic, sliced

In a small pot over high heat, bring vegetable broth to boil. Add quinoa, kale, and garlic, and stir until all ingredients have been submerged in the vegetable broth(they don't necessarily have to stay submerged, it's just important that they are no longer dry). Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 20 minutes. Removed from heat, plate, and enjoy!
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Crowstalk said...

YUM! This looks so yummy. We are hosting Thanksgiving early (this weekend actually). I'm making this for sure.

Radiantsun said...

oh yey! You're going to love it!

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