Friday, February 20, 2015

Veggie Quinoa with Poached Egg

Quinoa - 1/2 cup
Water - 1 cup
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp.
Garlic - 2 cloves, grated
Ginger - 1 inch - grated
Gren Chili - 2, thinly chopped
Mixed Vegetables - Broccoli, Carrots, Green Beans - chopped into small pieces
Green Peas - a handful
Turmeric - a pinch
Rock Salt
Roasted Peanuts - a handful (optional)
Organic Eggs - 2
Vinegar - 1/2 tsp
Salt and Pepper for the eggs

Place the quinoa in a large sieve and wash it well under running water. Take a saucepan, add a cup of water to the washed quinoa and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook till the water is evaporated. Fluff with a fork and keep aside.

Add water to half fill the saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add the vinegar. Break an egg in a small container and carefully slide it into the saucepan. Repeat with the other egg. Cook for 4 minutes (for a soft yolk) and remove with a slotted spoon to drain any water. Sprinkle salt and pepper and keep aside.

Heat a large pan and add olive oil, grated ginger, garlic and the green chilies. Saute for a minute.

Then add all the vegetables except frozen peas and mix well. Sprinkle some rock salt and turmeric and cook on medium high heat. When the vegetables are half cooked, add the frozen peas and peanuts. Continue to cook till the vegetables are done but still slightly crunchy.

Mix the quinoa with the vegetables. Serve with a poached egg on top.