My daughter Brittany has been our chief chef for the last year while they have lived with us. I must admit I skipped happily out of the kitchen:) This is one of the new healthy recipes she tried and it is delicious! Yes, we should have left off the cheese...we haven't quite reached that level of healthy desire yet:)
Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
The texture, taste, and health benefits make Quinoa (kin-wah) the perfect grain to replace rice with.
-Soak the uncooked grain for a minimum of 15 min to 1 hour.
-Rinse for 2-3 min in a fine colander.
-Use less water than you would to cook rice, 1:1.75 ratio.
-Bring to a simmer on the stove, cover, and cook for 25-35 min.
-Remove from heat and let sit covered for an additional 5 min.
-Fluff & serve. (Can be added to stir fry, chicken n' rice, etc.)
(Cooking on low heat, for longer, and using less liquid makes fluffy, not gummy, quinoa.)