Wednesday, May 4, 2011

An excellent complement for your meal: Chicken soup with Quinoa

This is a common soup dish eaten by Peruvians in South America. And it's not difficult to prepare.
*2 tablespoons olive oil
*1/2 cup carrots – chopped
*1/2 cup celery – chopped
*1/2 cup onions or scallions – chopped
*2 cups water
*3 cups chicken broth or stock
*1/2 cup quinoa – rinsed
*2 cups chicken - cooked and diced
*1/4 cup parsley - chopped fine
*1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
*1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper
*1/2 teaspoon salt

And now follow this steps:

1)In a large saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat.
2)Add ½ cup chopped carrots, ½ cup chopped celery, and ½ cup chopped onions or scallions to the heated oil and sauté for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables just start to brown.
3)Stir in 2 cups of water and 3 cups of chicken stock or broth and bring to a boil.
4)Stir in ½ cup of rinsed quinoa, 2 cups of cooked and diced chicken, ¼ cup finely chopped parsley, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon black pepper, and ½ teaspoon salt. Cover the pan, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 20 minutes.
5)Adjust the seasoning if necessary and serve. This recipe yields approximately 8 one-cup servings.
... Deliciously nutritious!

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