I was leafing through an America Dietetics Association Gluten Free Cookbook from a colleague the other day and came across this little gem of a recipe. It’s one of those delicious one pot meals that you know right away it going to taste fantastic just by reading through it.
I loved it because it was simple and easy. Quinoa is a great grain because it’s high in protein unlike other grains…actually I think it’s technically a “grass” but that is neither here nor there. The lima beans add extra protein and fibre and the flavour is quite nice.
2 teaspoons of olive oil
1/2 cup diced onion
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander (or curry powder)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
2 cups water
1 cup Lima beans
1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute for 3 to 4 minutes until softened.
2. Add spices and dry quinoa. Stir to coat.
3. Add the water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
4. Stir in the Lima beans and continue to simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes until the quinoa is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
Serve with some fresh vegetables!