red quinoa, carrot and cumin basmati rice

by Heguiberto on August 25, 2010

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red quinoa, carrot and cumin basmati rice

I made this rice dish before without the quinoa. This time around I decided to add the quinoa for more protein and texture. How can you go wrong with rice or quinoa? I served it with chole masala.

red quinoa, carrot and cumin basmati rice

2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 cup basmati rice
1/3 cup red quinoa
Kosher salt to taste

Rinse quinoa. Add to a pan with about a cup of water and boil for about 8 minutes. Drain. Using the same pan, add oil, carrot, salt and cumin then sauté until cumin is fragrant and carrot tints the oil a bit orange. Add rice and partially cooked quinoa. Add two cups of water. Bring to a boil with pan uncovered. Reduce heat to low. Cover pan and simmer for about 15 minutes until liquid absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand with lid on for 5 minutes before serving.

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tasteofbeirut August 25, 2010 at 1:45 pm

sounds lovely! I have yet to taste quinoa, let alone red quinoa! I will have to wait to go back to the US I think!

Heguiberto August 25, 2010 at 2:29 pm

I hope you get to try it soon. Quinoa is tasty and packs a lot of protein! My Quinoa Love recipe is delicious too 😉
Check it out sometime.

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