This morning I was boiling water to make some yummy steel cut oats. Unfortunately, my vision (ehm brain?) must have been a bit hazy & I ended up cooking quinoa instead! Whoops!
I quickly boiled more water for my lovely breakfast~ and finished cooking the quinoa. Lots of grains in our house this AM!! I was determined to find a way to use the quinoa for dinner/lunch so it didn’t just go to waste, so of course, I posted on facebook 🙂 I got lots of awesome looking recipe suggestions! Some of which I’m definitely going to try in the future.
However…I was lazy. I didn’t want to go to the store. So this was the recipe that was born:
- 1 c. quinoa
- 3.5 c. water
- 1/2 c. craisins (with blueberry juice)
- 1/4 c. pine nuts
- 6 oz feta cheese
- 1 orange (the juice & the rind) … next time I’d use 2.
- 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
- 3 green onions, diced
- 1-2 Tbsp jalapeno jelly (I used a tastefully simple brand, but you could really use anything)
Also, next time I’ll add in some chick peas! I meant to…but for whatever reason, I totally forgot. I’ll likely add a bit of olive oil tomorrow before we eat it just to moisten the mixture.
all & all~ it turned out to be fairly yummy for an early morning mistake!