Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Quinoa with Caramelized Onions and Carrots

Once a week my parents watch the three J's for me and I head over to a friend's house with some other women.

We eat.

We laugh.

We do a book discussion.

We pray.

Did I mention that we eat?

We always have the most delicious spread.  I usually try and bring 'something healthy' along with the 'something decadent.'

One morning I hadn't come up with my 'something healthy' yet.  Because of a well stocked pantry, I was able to whip this up before heading out the door.....

Quinoa with Caramelized Onions and Carrots
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1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 carrots, chopped
1 cup quinoa
2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Heat the oil over medium-high heat.  Cook the onion with a pinch of salt on medium low heat for about 30 minutes- until brown and caramelized.  Add carrots and cook for 3 minutes more.  Stir in the quinoa and vegetable broth- bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer, cover and cook 15 to 20 minutes.  Fluff with a fork and stir in the parsley and walnuts.  Season to taste.   Serve warm or at room temperature.


  1. i never saw this post before!!! unbelievable picture!!! my mouth watered!!!!! thanks. now off i go to get myself a big bag of quinoa!!

  2. This is a go-to recipe for us. It takes longer for my quinoa to cook, 25-30 minutes, but I have the tri-color. Great recipe, thanks for posting it.