Cheryl over at GF Goodness is hosting an on-line baby shower for the much anticipated Baby Yum. The only rules are that the recipe be vegetarian and gf (and yummy goes without saying!) I've been wanting to recreate that quinoa I had in San Diego, so I thought that would be the perfect dish to bring to wish Sea a very big congratulations and wish her well on the beginnings of her baby journey!
Of course neither of my children wanted to try this dish; they were too busy eating biscuits and honey (recipe coming soon - for the biscuits, the honey I buy). I think they were scared off by the asparagus, I may have to try this with different veggies!
Garlic Asparagus Quinoa
1 Tbls olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, diced
4-5 cloves garlic, finely diced or pressed
1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
1 cup vegetable broth (you could use chicken if you aren't vegetarian)
1 cup water
1 bunch of asparagus, chopped
Heat the olive oil in a medium size saucepan over medium heat.
Add the onion and cook until it turns translucent (about 4 minutes). Add the garlic and saute another 30 seconds.
Add the quinoa, broth and water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes, until the quinoa has absorbed most of the liquid.
Stir in the asparagus for the last 2-3 minutes of cook-time. Enjoy!
Best wishes to Sea and DH on their expected Baby Yum!