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Sausage and Peas Quinoa

30 Jan

Sausage and Peas Quinoa1So the latest rage on the Internet world of food has been quinoa. KEEN-wah. Say it slowly, it’s ok, KEEN-wah. I seriously must be from the south. I could not even pronounce it. I had to Google the phonetic. Quinoa is a type of grain from South America. I kept seeing recipes using this and I was immediately intrigued.

Sausage and Peas Quinoa2 When I was shopping in my local discount warehouse I found a huge bag of it for a really cheap price. So I said to myself, “we’ll I guess it is now or never.” I am so glad I did. I absolutely love quinoa. I think I am the only one in the house who really likes it. The first time I made it, I added lima beans and lemon. That really didn’t go over well, bit I liked it! On Tuesdays I lunch alone because my husband goes to staff lunch and my kids are in school. So I took the opportunity to make a quinoa for myself. I am so glad I did. This time I decided to do it right. I added some sausage, onions, peas and a little wine. YUM,YUM YUM!

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So come out of the little square food box with me and open your taste buds to a whole new world of deliciousness. And it’s healthy for you too but whatever.

SAUSAGE AND PEAS QUINOA

recipe adapted from here

YIELDS: 2 servings

PREP TIME: 5 minutes

COOK TIME: 25 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

olive oil

1 small onion chopped in large pieces

2 sausage links

1 cup quinoa

1 1/2 cups water

1/2 cup white wine

1/2 vegetable bouillon cube

1 cup frozen peas

shredded parmesan cheese

Directions:

1. In large pot sautée onions in olive oil.

2. Take sausage out of casing then add to the onions and cook for 5 minutes.

3. Mix in quinoa and cook for 1 minute. Stir in water, wine and cube.

4. Add frozen peas, stir and cover for 18 minutes.

5. Sprinkle with cheese and ENJOY!

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3 Responses to “Sausage and Peas Quinoa”

  1. Martha Talbott January 30, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    Funny, I just picked up a small bag of quinoa last week with hopes of really liking it and using in place of some of the rice & pasta we eat. Haven’t tried it yet, but will use your recipe as a test & let you know how it goes. Sounds really good!

  2. sani panini January 30, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    Sounds great!

  3. cakewhiz February 1, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    a few weeks ago, i bought quinoa coz i have been seeing soooooo many recipes on the web and they are look positively delicious, just like yours 🙂

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