Quinoa with Caramelized Onions and Green Peppers

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Vegan Recipe
Course: Main Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1.75 cups - quinoa, rinsed
  • 2.5 cups - water
  • 2 - very large red onions, halved and then sliced very thin crosswise
  • 1 tbsp - sugar
  • 4 cloves - garlic, minced
  • 2 - large green peppers, thinly sliced into 1-inch strips
  • 2 tbsp - chilli sauce (use ground black pepper or chipotle powder for delicious variations)
  • 1 tsp - olive oil

How to Make Quinoa with Caramelized Onions and Green Peppers

  • Place the rinsed quinoa and the water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and cook until most of the water is absorbed.
  • Slap on a tight-fitting lid on the quinoa, turn the heat to low and let it cook for 15 minutes more. Turn off the heat.
  • In a skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the onions and sugar and saute over medium-low heat for about 10-15 minutes until the onions turn caramel-brown and soft.
  • Remove the onions from the saucepan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • To the same pan, add the green peppers and garlic and saute until the peppers turn tender but are still crunchy. Stir in the pepper.
  • Fluff the quinoa with a fork to separate the grains and add to the saucepan along with the onions. Stir everything together and turn off the heat.