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Quinoa with Cabbage and Green Beans

No recipe image available.Everybody loves quinoa! Here's an easy dish to highlight this super-nutritious grain.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup raw quinoa
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large red or yellow onion, quartered and thinly sliced
8 to 10 ounces fresh slender green beans, trimmed and cut in half (see Note)
4 cups thinly shredded green cabbage (regular, savoy, or Napa)
2 tablespoons minced fresh dill, or more, to taste
1 tablespoon poppy or sesame seeds (optional)
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Rinse the quinoa in a fine sieve and combine in a saucepan with 2 cups water. Bring to a simmer, then cover and simmer until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet or stir-fry pan. Add the onion and sauté over medium-low heat until translucent. Layer the cabbage and green beans over the onions, cover, and cook for 5 minutes. Then uncover, turn the heat up to medium-high, and sauté, stirring frequently until all the vegetables are lightly and evenly browned.
  3. Transfer the cooked quinoa to the skillet and stir it in. Sauté for another 3 to 4 minutes, stirring often. Season with salt and ground black pepper, and serve.

Makes 6 servings.

Note: If good fresh green beans are unavailable, use organic frozen green beans.

Recipe provided courtesy of Nava Atlas; www.vegkitchen.com.