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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Quinoa Chili

I got this recipe from Clare, who goes to my church. I modified it slightly, in case she is reading this. :)

Quinoa Chili

1 TBLS olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large green pepper, diced
1-2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
2/3 cup quinoa, rinsed in warm water and drained
1 cup fresh or frozen corn
1-2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup water
2 + cups canned kidney beans

Heat oil in skillet on medium heat. Add onion, salt, garlic, green pepper and spices; saute 5 to 10 minutes. Add rinsed quionoa and stir in. Add corn, tomato sauce and water to onion/quinoa mixture. Simmer together 20 minutes. Add kidney beans; simmer another 10 minutes.

If chili is too thick, just add water until it is to your liking.

Toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, avocado, corn chips, green onions.

NOTE: quinoa can be found in the bulk food section at Fred Meyer and Central Market (Seattle area stores).

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